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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:54 PM

 

Walmart is funding Rahm's public hearings on closing Chicago schools: $500 million.

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/01/31/walton-funds-school-closing-hearing-in-chicago/

District officials have said they donít want to link the volatile issue of school closings with the equally volatile issue of charter school openings. But a major pro-charter foundation is providing financial backing for the current crop of school closing meetings taking place around the city this month.

The district is now engaged in a community engagement process intended to provide feedback to the district as it contemplates what schools to close. That process is being underwritten by the Walton Family Foundation (a foundation run by the founders of Wal-Mart). The Walton Foundation has fueled the expansion of charter schools across the country and, in January, announced that CPS was the largest recipient of charter school grants in the country.

http://www.catalyst-chicago.org/notebook/2013/01/30/20778/record-walton-foundation-funds-community-engagement#.UQntPuFaWEo.twitter


The scuttlebutt on the net says the hearings are 'managed' by dividing the audience into small groups & paying someone to take their statments. which go into the round file.

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Reply Walmart is funding Rahm's public hearings on closing Chicago schools: $500 million. (Original post)
HiPointDem Jan 2013 OP
Ernesto Jan 2013 #1
Wellstone ruled Jan 2013 #2
KoKo Jan 2013 #3
Luminous Animal Jan 2013 #4
hollysmom Jan 2013 #5
burrowowl Feb 2013 #13
glinda Jan 2013 #6
progressoid Jan 2013 #7
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #24
ReRe Jan 2013 #8
glinda Jan 2013 #9
Samantha Feb 2013 #12
glinda Feb 2013 #22
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #10
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #11
leveymg Feb 2013 #14
callous taoboy Feb 2013 #17
leveymg Feb 2013 #18
callous taoboy Feb 2013 #19
leveymg Feb 2013 #21
LineReply ^
Wilms Feb 2013 #15
Snarkoleptic Feb 2013 #16
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #20
Initech Feb 2013 #23
MessiahRp Feb 2013 #25
djean111 Feb 2013 #26
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #27

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:57 PM

1. BIG K&R..............nt

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:24 PM

2. Ding Ding Ding!!!

Notice to DUers,this is the true Rahm,what's in it for me,oh yes.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:25 PM

3. "Who Could'ah KNOWN!" .........ayyyyyyy!

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:28 PM

4. Mothafuck.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:32 PM

5. never liked or trusted him.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:52 AM

13. Me neither!

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:37 PM

6. K & R n/t

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:49 PM

7. Yea!! The Walmarification of our schools.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:15 PM

24. Keep the kids stupid on PURPOSE.

That way, they won't be good for anything but stoop laborers for Walmart.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:37 PM

8. Holy moly guacamole...

Well, there goes Chicago. The father of Disaster Capitalism, Milton Freidman, would be so proud. That's it. Who can come up with another...more appropriate... name for the USA? You know...they make a big deal about all these immigrants coming into our country illegally? What I want to know is how many Americans are LEAVING America illegally or legally?

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:53 PM

9. People need to stop giving Walfart money for this crud.

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Response to glinda (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:35 AM

12. I have never given Walmart a penny

I am proud to say.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:47 PM

22. Well I give you an imaginary medal! Good for you!

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:54 PM

10. walmart is only out

 

for walmart

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:12 AM

11. turning out lots of new Walmart associates

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:57 AM

14. Walmart - destroying another cornerstone of America: public education

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Having already shutdown Main Street, China Inc. -- with the help of slimy pols, like Rahm -- is now completing its work of having us pay to enslave ourselves. Nice work, Rahm.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:16 AM

17. What if they are gearing up just to buy out public education?

Our Mal-Wart has always tried to maintain a tie with the school where I teach, giving gift cards for our good behavior drawings, new bikes for those who win the commended performance on the standardized test contest. I have always been suspicious of this.

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Response to callous taoboy (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:22 AM

18. That looks like a promising diversification move, the way things are going.

Walmart certainly has the resources to move into the privatized education sector in a big way, if they were allowed to do so.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:22 PM

19. Think about it: They have school supplies. They could buy up the vacant buildings

that were the businesses that got run out when Mal-Wart opened and turn them into Wal-Schools.

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Response to callous taoboy (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:43 PM

21. +1

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:26 AM

15. ^

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:46 AM

16. Chicago Teachers Union Vs. Astroturf Billionaires

Must see teevee
#!

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:40 PM

20. +1

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:06 PM

23. Corporate sponsored terrorism at work.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:43 PM

25. Rahm Emanuel is a long noted traitor to our party.

The fact that Obama selected him as his COS, has made me question his judgment from day one.

Rahm's the guy who railroaded progressives out of primaries and recruited rich Republicans to run as Democrats because it was an easier pathway to election.

Fuck him.

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Response to MessiahRp (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:37 PM

26. +1000

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Response to MessiahRp (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:49 PM

27. And his leftist-bashing had a lot of support on DU, sadly...

Even when he installed himself in the mayor's office...I don't know whatever happened to those 3-4 Chicago-area DUers (won't name names) who used to worship the ground Rahm walked on...

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