Jan 18, 2016
Rahm Emanuel filled a vacancy to Chicago’s School Board. With all the upheaval in Chicago, between police killings, cover ups, and the fake budget crisis in the schools, would Emanuel seek to appoint someone he could at least pretend is “from the community”? The answer is no.
Emanuel chose Jaime Guzman, a big advocate of privatized charter schools. Guzman worked on the Illinois Charter School Commission: he worked for an office within CPS responsible for expanding charters; and he worked with the scandal-plagued UNO network of charter schools.
Guzman’s appointment is a clear political statement from Emanuel – he intends to continue taking the public schools system apart, and to hand public resources to his friends.