Meeks' fury over schools ignited in past Chicago Tribune
To better understand the determined fury of State Sen. James Meeks—his fiery rhetoric on education funding and proposals to spark city-suburban confrontations—we must look back to spring 2006, when Meeks himself got a schooling he can't forget.
In return for more money ... Chicago Tribune
We applaud Meeks' unwillingness to let Chicago students languish for
yet another school year in public schools that we've long argued are
short on resources and on accountability for the money they do receive.
Meeks: Abolish the property tax system Southtown Star
Meeks began his most recent campaign with a call for a student boycott of the Chicago Public Schools on opening day.
Hey, New Trier: Solve this crisis Southtown Star
While it costs less to educate a kid from a two-parent home in
Wilmette than a low-income kid with a working, single mom in Chicago
Heights, we say it's OK to spend more on the rich kid.
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