ed in city takes budget hit Tribune
Ending months of passionate protests from students, parents and activists, the
Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved a $5.3 billion budget for the
next school year that eliminates hundreds of aides for children with special
needs and dozens of central office administrators.
Chicago School Board members Wednesday approved yet another
tax-to-the-max budget, despite a barrage of complaints that the system
was balancing its books "on the backs of special education students''
by slashing the jobs of 950 teachers and aides who work with disabled
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