The House is debating (passing) the $10B edujobs bill today, which will send something like $430M to Illinois and "save" something like 5,000 jobs statewide. But there are some who think that the whole notion of mass layoffs of teachers has been overblown, for political and other reasons, and others who worry that the money will come too late or in the wrong form to help. When all is said and done, how many fewer classroom teachers will there be in Chicago, do you think, compared to last year? My number, a guess really, is 250. That's after edujobs comes in, after the negotiations between the city and the union are completed, after enrollment is factored in, after the reserve pool is drained and the TIF money is (or isn't) returned, the state helps out a little more (or not), adjusted for inflation and windspeed. What's your number?
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