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
Sun-Times; Social media reacts to Rauner's 'crumbling prisions' comment
Heidi Stevens, Trib: 'Crumbling prisons,?' Not so fast, Gov Rauner
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