Is it a stunt, a sincere change of heart, or a turning point for city politics? State senator and reverend James Meeks writes in the Tribune today that private school vouchers that would help pay for parochial or private tuition might be needed to give parents a way to get quality education for their children (and create real changes in the school district).
the first time in my personal and political career, I am exploring the
idea of vouchers and charter schools to help facilitate choice and
enhance academic performance. Why should we continue to make
investments in a system that is bankrupt and weighed down with
As you may recall, Meeks compared the Chicago Teachers Union to a street gang and last year urged poor Chicago public school parents to send their children to New Trier high school to enroll. See the full commentary here: Their blood is on our hands.