CPS Stakeholders Respond to Gov Rauner's 'Crumbling Prisons' Remark

The below was emailed today to those who signed up for our weekly email blasts:

Yesterday, Governor Rauner compared some CPS schools to 'crumbling prisons' in a speech downtown at 1871.

Parents and other CPS stakeholders quickly took to social media posting positive CPS school stories with the hashtag #notaprison resulting in over 4,000 tweets to @GovRauner in one day.

While making these negative comments about CPS, Governor Rauner is simultaneously pushing a school funding budget that does nothing to address the funding inequity that harms CPS and other low-income districts. Schools in his hometown of Winnetka spend roughly $8k more per pupil than CPS schools, and have a low-income rate of 4% versus 87% at CPS.

Join the twitterstorm and share your positive school stories to @GovRauner using #notaprison.

DNAinfo: CPS Supporters tell Governor Rauner the City's Schools are #NotaPrison
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160606/lincoln-square/cps-supporters-tell-gov-rauner-citys-schools-are-notaprison

Sun-Times; Social media reacts to Rauner's 'crumbling prisions' comment
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/social-media-reacts-to-rauners-crumbling-prisons-comment/

Heidi Stevens, Trib: 'Crumbling prisons,?' Not so fast, Gov Rauner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-rauner-cps-crumbling-prisons-balancing-0607-20160606-column.html

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