March 7, 2021 18:19

Who is the Problem?

So Groot got her budget passed the other day. Some sharp eyed readers pointed this out:

  • Groot shaved $34 million from the CPD budget – a soft defunding by closing out 618 vacancies she had no intention of filling.

One of the readers remember this from October 2020:

  • Chicago Public Schools enrollment plummeted by 15,000 students this fall compared to last year, the largest single-year drop in more than two decades, according to records released by the school system Friday.

    Officials called the decrease from 355,000 students to 340,000 — a 4% drop — a “crisis” that was largely driven by a significant decline in new families enrolling in preschool programs and elementary schools.

Anyone want to guess how much the CPS budget went up this fiscal year?

  • $67 million

Figure that one out.

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