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Gov. Rauner Says Some Chicago Schools Comparable To "Crumbling Prisons"


  With the current budget standoff, Illinois has no immediate plans to fund schools.


Governor Bruce Rauner has ridiculed Democratic plans for giving too much to Chicago Public Schools.


On Monday, Rauner once again raised the idea of CPS declaring bankruptcy for its bad finances...and its bad infrastructure.
"Many of them are inadequate. Many of them are woeful. And some are just tragic. Many of them are basically, almost crumbling prisons. They’re not a place a young person should be educated," he said.

That comment drew immediate sharp rebuke, with Chicago Alderman Howard Brookins calling it racist rhetoric.


State Representative Christian Mitchell saysRauner’s trying to make Chicago Public Schools the "boogeyman" to divide the state.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is comparing some Chicago Public Schools to prisons.