Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has promised to take on City Hall’s budget gap without raising taxes. But he’s taking a different tack with red ink at the school district he controls.
Emanuel on Tuesday defended a $150 million property-tax hike proposed by Chicago Public Schools last week.
In a move that could eventually expand dual language programs in Chicago Public Schools, the district announced Friday it plans to make learning a language a core part of its education program. If the new initiative takes hold, thousands of Chicago students from preschool through 12th grade cou