Mayors & Schools

The CEO of City Hall Businessweek
On top of that, Chicago suffers from problems afflicting most big,

older cities. Its police department faces charges of corruption and

brutality. Schools remain troubled: About 48% of ninth-graders never finishing high school. Chicago ranks No.3 in murders in U.S. cities, with 468 last year, and sixth in murders per 100,000 residents.

Lessons Of Mayor Takeover Face Stern Test Smart City Memphis
Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton’s support today for a city mayoral takeover of Memphis City Schools has a tough road ahead, but it seems to fuel more speculation about his future political ambitions than discussion about the state of Memphis City Schools. And that’s too bad.

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