|Zachariah, Ilana and Leah Emanuel |
will be insulated from Chicago's crappy schools
Our Liberal Democrat Mayor Rahm Emanuel became more than a little testy when asked by NBC's Mary Ann Ahern as to whether he was sending his children to the gold-plated, private University of Chicago Lab School.
"What I do as a father is separate from what I do as a public official," he whinnied.
In other words, as a father, Rahm Emanuel thinks that the Chicago public schools stink. But as a public official, in debt to the powerful teachers unions, he thinks they're just fine.
He chose private schools for his kids.
He says everybody else should have no choice but to suffer the hideous Chicago Public schools.
You see Emanuel opposes voucher school choice systems that would enable parents to use their school tax monies to send their kids to good private schools like his kids. He opposes school choice because the teachers unions do. Education big-labor could never abide vouchers, because the rotten schools they operate would be out of business in very short order.
Emanuel is hardly the first liberal hypocrite to hide his kids away at Ritzy, safe, competent private schools while singing the praises of public education for the plebians.
Public school boosters, Barack Obama, Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, the Kennedys and 40% of Chicago Public school teachers send their own kids to good private schools.
If you live in Chicago and desire a decent education for your kids, you do however have a choice. Just bring money -- lots of it:
|University of Chicago Lab School|
University of Chicago Lab School
Schedule of Tuition 2011-2012 School Year
Grade -- Yearly Tuition
Nursery School (Half Day)
Grades 1 - 4
Grades 5 - 8
Grades 9 - 12