Enrollment at Chicago State is 3,578 students down from 7,362 in 2010. Enrollment is down again this year. What are your solutions OW, more money so they can give another University President another $600K severance after 9 months on the job.
Perhaps the state should fire the board and start over. Once again, if 1/2 of the state money for higher education wasn’t going for pensions and this institution was run better perhaps there would be more state spending. As it is now, they are throwing money at an institution thta should be consolidated with a better run organization
- Give Me A Break - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:25 pm:
“These coveted minority votes are addicted to entitlements. It’s like convincing a drug addict to give up drugs with a home visit. Pointless.”
Is it hard to see the keyboard with that white hood over your head?
Outreach means that you accept some of the ideas and beliefs of the new people you are trying to attract. Republicans have had outreach like they are trying to convert the heathen.
If the Republicans are serious they would push for three member districts with cumulative voting and open primaries with the top 5 vote getters going into the general election. This will almost certainly allow some Black and Latino people to be elected as Republicans.
Isn’t outreach, giving money to a locally owned AA bank? Isn’t outreach trying to help an AA representative get re-elected with the help of Dan Proft? Isn’t outreach placing two prominent AA leaders in positions on the Tollway and Education boards? Hmmmm… has that helped the AA community?
That’s a great topic for debate. Illinois needs a strong higher education system to be competitive and attract business. There have been some interesting discussions here.
Same thing with human services. It’s expensive, and fair to talk about what’s the most effective and efficient way to accomplish our goals…fair even to debate what our actual goals should be.
Heck, even AFSCME. I recall some very interesting discussions here during Quinn’s conflicts with them about what rule unions should play in the modern age to remain relevant.
Instead we have a governor using the survival of the fittest approach while distracting from that approach with vague talk of a turnaround agenda. Illinois can do better than a leader whose efforts are about distraction from his true intentions. It can do better than a democrats who don’t have a vision for the future of the state and therefore don’t frame the debate themselves.
- Boone's is Back - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 3:12 pm:
Well the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. At least he owned up to it.
–WASHINGTON — Americans last year reaped the largest economic gains in nearly a generation as poverty fell, health insurance coverage spread and incomes rose sharply for households on every rung of the economic ladder, ending years of stagnation.
The median household’s income in 2015 was $56,500, up 5.2 percent from the previous year — the largest single-year increase since record-keeping began in 1967, the Census Bureau said on Tuesday. The share of Americans living in poverty also posted the sharpest decline in decades.–
Schneider, as a Cook County Commissioner, has had the contacts and multiple opportunities, for this kind of direct outreach, for years.
- Because I Said So.... - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 5:13 pm:
Scheinder talked about the importance of passing Rauner’s turn around agenda and expounded on various aspects of it. But when questioned on lack of funding to social services and higher education, he responded, that’s policy and I don’t get into policy. So Rauner’s agenda isn’t policy?