Madigan gambling bill proposed
Madigan's capital bill calls for 70 percent of new casino revenue to be allocated for a construction program and 30 percent for education. Of that education cash, 20 percent would go to Chicago Public Schools.
When Mayors Get Schooled American Spectator
While the graduation rate for Chicago's public schools rose from 39 percent for the Class of 1995 to 46 percent for the Class of 2004, since Daley's takeover, 42 of the city's high schools were still mired in pervasive academic failure (a number that has since dropped to 35, according to Johns Hopkins researcher Robert Balfanz).
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