Jeff Berkowitz: Ted Dabrowski would cite the statistic, which BGA's fact checking operation should look into, that IL incomes over the last 30 years have gone up [125%] while government employee pension benefits have gone up 1000% [8 fold incomes], so Dabrowski's point is that we didn't underfund pensions because people haven't been willing to pay their taxes, their obligations, but we raised pension benefits too much-- much faster than incomes in general...
Troy LaRaviere: [Ernst & Young] showed that CPS pension benefits projected out [10 yrs] were going to rise... 34% while debt service to Banks that are the Mayor's campaign contributors was going to rise 350% and you don't hear Mr. Dabrowski saying much about the debt owed to [banks].
Who was to blame for CPS apparently doing little or nothing about many ... of these sexual assault complaints and failing to disclose them to the CPS students, faculty, parents and community.
Mayor Daley? Mayor Emanuel? Former CPS Supt. Claypool? former CPS Chief Academic Officer and current CPS Supt. Janice Jackson? and/or CPS Board Chairman Frank Clark? the Simeon Principal? the area network chiefs? etc.
Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban edition of Public Affairs features Troy LaRaviere, one of 10 Chicago Mayoral Candidates (seven of whom are African-American), in part 2 of two shows.
Tonight’s part 2 of 2 shows featuring Troy LaRaviere airs in 24 North and Northwest suburbs at 8:30 pm:
on Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and
on Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.
Who was to blame for CPS getting over the last decade, on average, from students a credible complaint every other week of rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment by CPS volunteers, staff or faculty?
Who was to blame for CPS apparently doing little or nothing about many or perhaps most of these sexual assault complaints and failing to disclose them to the CPS students, faculty, parents and community.
Mayor Daley? Mayor Emanuel? Former CPS Supt. Claypool, former CPS Chief Academic Officer and current CPS Supt. Janice Jackson and/or CPS Board Chairman Frank Clark, the Simeon Principal, etc.
What is being done about that pattern of complaints of sexual abuse now? And, Did it take a Chicago Tribune expose of the gross CPS malfeasance for the Mayor, the CPS Board and CPS senior management to take actions regarding the horrendous acts of commission and omission by CPS faculty, administration, management and Board referenced above.
Should Chicago’s citizens expect this kind of gross malfeasance and misconduct after spending about $15,000 per kid per year at CPS.
These are some of the questions asked on Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs, featuring Troy LaRavier, one of 10 Chicago Mayoral candidate.
Among the additional mayoral issues discussed by show host Berkowitz with Troy LaRaviere on tonight's show are property taxes, the uneven economic development across the south and west sides of Chicago compared to the "Shiny Loop and North side," and what many characterize as the out of control pension benefits and costs for the City of Chicago and CPS.
Troy LaRaviere was a highly successful CPS Teacher and Principal who spoke out vigorously in the last few years against Mayor Emanuel's policies and he was subsequently fired by CPS for alleged inappropriate politicking and insubordination, amidst allegations by LaRaviere that the charges against him were politically motivated [See here]. He is currently the President of the Chicago Public School Principals' and Administrators' Association.
The show also airs:
--Tomorrow (Wednesday) night in Highland Park and Deerfield at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 19
--Twice daily and continuing through next Monday in Evanston at 8:30 am and 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 6
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