SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Reality bites

Monday, May 13, 2013

* Back in March, before Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s school system ordered several school closings, the Chicago Tribune editorial board published a Joyce Foundation poll which showed that 55 percent of Chicagoans strongly or somewhat agreed that the city should close under-enrolled schools.

* But in May, after the closure plans became a reality, the numbers flipped, according to a Tribune poll

Chicago voters hold a dim view of Rahm Emanuel’s stewardship of public education after a tumultuous year that featured a teachers strike and the mayor’s push to close many neighborhood elementary schools, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.

Disenchantment with Emanuel’s education policy is particularly acute among minority voters, and that’s helping drive up negative views of the mayor’s overall job performance as he reaches the middle of his first term this week.

Nearly 6 of 10 surveyed said they disapproved of Emanuel’s attempt to downsize elementary schools, while just a third approved. Those numbers closely mirror negative feelings about Emanuel’s approach to public education, which he has labeled a top priority. […]

Asked whom they sided with in the debate over public school improvement, 41 percent of those surveyed said the teachers union and just 19 percent said Emanuel. Another 36 percent said neither.

The more I think about that editorial board poll, the more worthless it looks.

* Related…

* Emanuel to seek second term

* Dump Emanuel in 2015? Spare us, CTU: The Chicago political establishment, the useless one that has spent so long building “Chicago-style politics” into a joke, is going to get a very rude awakening in February 2015. Mr. Emanuel is going to keep raising money and run a competent, effective campaign. And then he’s going to face clowns and run over them like a steamroller: Slowly, leisurely, and permanently.

* Emanuel School Closings Popular with Rich People?

* Emanuel gets split verdict on crime - But majority of voters approve of McCarthy’s performance as city’s top cop

* Emanuel’s approval slips, especially among black voters - though most respondents still consider him to be trustworthy

* Emanuel’s Chicagoness an issue to many - Most voters think mayor isn’t in touch with people like them

* Emanuel not getting the jobs done?

* Quinn will continue to halt UNO funding until ethical issues resolved; “Simple as that”

* UNO charter-school scandal has Wall Street worried

* Where UNO charter schools’ money comes from

- Posted by Rich Miller        


14 Comments
  1. - Robert the Bruce - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 10:02 am:

    At first glance, given budget constraints, it would appear that Rahm needs to close some schools. But I wish he’d end the TIFs in areas that are doing well and give that money back to the schools.

    And, for future funding, I wish he’d ask that new casino money go to the schools themselves, not to building new ones. (is it really the buildings themselves that are bad? or could it be that this is a way to send money to his charter school and construction buddies?)


  2. - wordslinger - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 10:09 am:

    Were the poor little lambs of Wall Street led astray on charter schools? Oh, the humanity.

    What gall. Wall Street and the hedgies have been pushing charter schools all over the country as a way to tap directly into one of the biggest cash cows in the country — public education tax dollars.


  3. - Downstater - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 10:21 am:

    Maybe, Rahm needs to start sending dead fish wrapped in newspaper to critics!


  4. - za - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 10:35 am:

    Yes, close those schools. We can’t afford schools with low numbers. What, MY neighborhood school will close? NIMBY!

    That arguement sound very familiar somehow.


  5. - Plutocrat03 - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 10:41 am:

    Yeah, how dare Wall Street try to tap into the same pool of money the teacher’s union is tapped in to.

    Don’ they know the union has dibs?


  6. - wordslinger - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 10:46 am:

    LOL, Pluto, I see this fine spring day has brought out your natural joive de vivre.


  7. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 10:57 am:

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see the poll numbers flip when we go from the abstract idea of schools closing (which makes sense based on enrollment trends) to the concrete reality of specific schools on a list (which raises specific objections among impact parents, alumni, and teachers AND elicits sympathy when it plays out in the media).


  8. - Wumpus - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 11:04 am:

    How dare he close empty schools.


  9. - FrankP - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 12:04 pm:

    Operation Safe Passage:
    A Fire Department Memo dated May 3, 2013:
    On-Duty Chicago Firefighters will be required to walk CPS school students to and from schools (Act as security Escorts) .


  10. - Wumpus - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 12:11 pm:

    Does this mean that a white flag has gone up and the gangs have won? Maybe they could ask the gang leaders for passes for the children?


  11. - CircularFiringsSquad - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 12:56 pm:

    A. Kassamoron proves that he is a plump illerate mutt with his Rahm piece. Rather than ask some real questions and get some real answers he does his cute ERV imitation

    B. The UNO/Wall Street is a real non story. Some ought get the Wall Streeters to release the full conference call transcript


  12. - Loop Lady - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 1:10 pm:

    These are not empty schools…they are under performing schools…Rahm grossly exaggerated the cost savings of closing the schools and then conveniently forgot to factor in the externalities of closing these community based institutions of learning (albeit some doing it poorly) that serve many other functions, as is the norm …who decided Mayors should run public school systems anyway? This is not in the realm of their expertise as far as I can tell by the results since Daley took over from Vallas, (who was running them well, and ran Paul out of town)…
    Rahm deserves this sh*tstorm as far as I am concerned…with great power comes great responsibility…


  13. - WestSider - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 1:51 pm:

    Rahm has persued reform, in the manner of generations of reformers before him. He talks to other reformers. Talking to the people whose lives you would like to change. Way too messy, time consuming, and you can’t turn that into a bond or stock offering. This is a clasic case of:if the solution is simple; you don’t understand the problem.


  14. - Just The Way It Is One - Monday, May 13, 13 @ 7:31 pm:

    Most recent is what matters in politics, and most recently, Chicagoans don’t much like it, which actually may very well end up being somewhere more around slight majority didn’t like it by his next Election Day,or even a toss up, but unlikely to become THE decisive factor in whether he’s re-elected…


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Cullerton unsure of pay hike rollback
* Madigan: "We are involved in an historic struggle"
* More lip service
* Madigan's U-Turn
* Question of the day
* *** LIVE *** Overtime session coverage
* Illinois Credit Unions – Stepping Up from all Corners of the State
* Today's map
* Madigan: "You’d better be strong or you’re going to be gone"
* *** UPDATED x1 - Madigan: "Routine" filing *** AG Madigan may appeal pension ruling to US Supreme Court
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * What the OnePlus 2 DOESN’T have, and why that matters
        * Top tips for using WhatsApp on your Lumia
        * [Deal] Google kicks off new Chromecast promotion
        * Moto X Style ranks 3rd in DxOMark, behind Galaxy S6 edge and Note 4
        * Huawei’s scheduled to hold a launch event for the Honor 7 in the UK on August 27
        * LG’s Mobile Division ekes out a $200,000 profit in Q2 2015
        * New Motorola-branded smart watch passes through the FCC

        * Behind Quintana, White Sox eye seventh straight win
        * White Sox back Shark for sixth straight win
        * Betts flies over fence on catch-turned-homer
        * Red-hot White Sox aren't ready to watch standings
        * Samardzija rises above Trade Deadline buzz
        * White Sox 9, Red Sox 4: Another big first inning
        * Betts flies over fence on catch-turned-homer

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        July 2015
        June 2015
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * UI president defers salary program pending state budget
        * Canadian man pleads guilty in Iowa to role in pot smuggling
        * Wheaton College ends student health plans over birth control
        * Baby left in car for 2 hours in Joliet in critical condition
        * Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death
        * GOP fundraiser calls for Kirk to drop 2016 bid, backtracks
        * GOP fundraiser says Sen. Kirk should abandon re-election bid
        * Rauner praises House vote to block lawmaker pay raise
        * Autopsy concludes woman found dead in Chicago home strangled
        * Rauner signs bill broadening eligibility for food stamps

        * Private employers now can give hiring preference to veterans
        * Illinois House votes to reject pay raise; Senate vote expected next week
        * Statewide tourism numbers up, although most Springfield historic sites see decline in visitors
        * Rauner signs bill broadening eligibility for food stamps
        * Statewide tourism numbers up, although most Springfield historic sites seeing decline in visitors
        * Illinois House approves legislation to block lawmaker pay raise
        * Madigan files legislation to block lawmaker pay raise
        * More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on
        * New UIS Public Safety Building is another budget casualty
        * ACLU pushes for change in 'right of conscience' law

        * United Airlines breached by hackers with ties to China
        * Chicago City Council coming to grips with big tax hike
        * What's up at RedEye?
        * Out with the gas pumps, in with the key cards
        * Wheaton College ends student health insurance, citing Obamacare mandate


          * Hospital owner faces sentencing today for massive fraud scheme
          * More Sandra Bland footage released; protest held in downtown Chicago
          * Top Republican donor takes back call for Kirk to quit Senate race
          * Baby 'very critical' after being left in hot car for 2 hours
          * Cyclist dead, motorcyclist injured after Old Irving Park crash
          * Man dies after being pulled from water near Oak Street Beach
          * 1 dead, 7 wounded in city shootings
          * Video shows officer taking cover by squad car as gunman chases her
          * Madigan changes mind, tries to blunt Rauner criticism of lawmaker raises
          * Wheaton College ends coverage amid fight against birth control mandate


          * Private employers now can give hiring preference to veterans
          * Bill McGee: Massacres of black Americans nothing new
          * Ron Ellis: Advice for crafting Illinois' budget
          * Michael Gerson: Coronating a wounding queen?
          * Illinois House votes to reject pay raise; Senate vote expected next week
          * Statewide tourism numbers up, although most Springfield historic sites see decline in visitors
          * Rauner signs bill broadening eligibility for food stamps
          * Our Opinion: Vietnam vets never forgot Mel-O-Cream's kindness
          * Robert Lynch: Chatham gun owner ready for 'terrorist punks'
          * Otto Fafoglia: Illinois attorney general little help with contractor complaint


          * 7/29/2015 Julie Pryde of @CU_PublicHealth
          * Urbana pledges $345,000 toward venture
          * Joan Griffis: Best little 'one-steps' on the Internet
          * Ex-superintendent hires attorney to sue district
          * This day in history, July 29, 2015
          * Area history, July 29, 2015
          * Go figure: July 29, 2015
          * Owners of former Wendl's donate lights, poles to Villa Grove
          * District set to name interim schools chief
          * Tom Kacich: Hays cashes Rauner check, passes money on


          * Softball: Area travel team tryouts
          * Beeler struggles after call-up in Cubs' 7-2 loss to Rockies
          * LeMahieu helps Rockies win 1st game after Tulowitzki trade
          * Gary schools pick finance expert to help with deficit, debt
          * Designer cupcake shop opens in Arboretum of South Barrington

          * House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
          * Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
          * The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
          * Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
          * Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
          * CBD Oil, and politics
          * Simon considering state Senate bid
          * Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
          * Shutdown? State may not notice
          * Rep. Bob Dold

          * Why labor unions care about for-profit col......
          * Senator Durbin: We Must Close Loopholes Al......

          * Top GOP funder Gidwitz calls on Sen. Kirk ......
          * Gidwitz Takes Back Comments about Kirk Run......
          * Dawn Patrol: Top GOP donor retracts commen......

          * RNC Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte: I'm As Frustrated As You Are [Video]
          * Arn: Rockford Teacher Wants Black Students To Learn Less Reading And Math
          * Judge Novak says SEIU 73’s Christine Boardman could not bargain away retiree benefits. Which is what I said last December.
          * Rahm won’t quit on pension deal based on union leadership sell-out.
          * “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective
          * Legislator Pushes Tickets For Electric Car Reserved Parking Spaces
          * Anti-Red Light Camera Activists Protest In Tinley Park
          * No pay raise for Illinois legislators? Fat chance that will wind up happening
          * The [Tuesday] Papers
          * The [Friday] Papers


          * Governor Takes Bill Action
          * Governor Rauner Signs Veteran Preference Bill
          * Governor's Office Statement on Passage of HB 576
          * Time Running Out to Stop Legislator Pay Raise
          * Governor Announces Appointments




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller