Emanuel To Parents: Don’t Move To The Suburbs

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking parents think twice about moving off to the suburbs for the sake of their kids’ education.

In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, the mayor said, “You don’t have to leave the city to get a quality education for your kids.”

He is asking parents not to head to the suburbs when their kids reach the fifth or sixth grade.

The mayor said this past Friday that he wants to double the size of the CPS International Baccalaureate program. A recent University of Chicago study shows the program is extremely successful in preparing neighborhood high school students for college.

The IB program was expanded to a dozen neighborhood high schools in 1997. Before that, it had only been available at Lincoln Park High School.

The IB program was created in Switzerland for the diplomats’ children, and is linked to international standards.

In addition to the IB program expansion, the mayor also promises more overall choices for parents and students throughout the city.

  • rwg

    If the mayor can personally guarantee that any teen in a CPS high school won’t get caught in gang crossfire, then maybe.

  • David

    Go West Young Folks

  • Stephers

    Hey now, Mr. Mayor… if the city public schools aren’t good enough for your own children, why should I should I think they are good enough for mine?

    • Silver

      Because the Democrats say so, and all good loyal Citizens of Chicago surrender to the democrats.

    • True Chicago citizen lvhs

      The word for the day hypocrites.Rahman,why don’t enroll your kids in the public school.

  • bobo

    Ahhh Rahmmmy…do as I say and not as I do…OR ELSE!

  • Not Today

    You folks in Chicago deserve what you get… you keep electing these clowns and then you complain.

    • Good side

      Right on.chicagoans stay in Chicago,you voted the clown.very funny,even his own kids does not attend the public system.

  • tradefin

    leave the state.

  • John Taz

    You jack up taxes, fines and fees while people in the controlling government sector get substantial raises to their already overlysubstantial salaries when at the same time middle class and below are out of work with NO health care. You take over the poorer neighborhoods by NOT helping them so that when they leave the crime infested city fearing for their lives and their neighborhoods are empty, you then rebuild for a better ( Richer ) Chicago. How many murders, how many shootings, how many traffic accidents because you’d rather overpay your people than put more police on the streets. Chicago is an eyesore to the country and if everybody leaves you’ll be the captain of a sinking ship and I and many others say you’re the one who’s making it that way. If you think that we think it’s just because of the schooling… you are a real joke.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      @Taz – STANDING “O” my good man!!!!!!

    • Voter

      Rahm you are a joke.

    • Slats Royko

      Mr. TAZ, talk about driving the nail home!!! Well said Sir. Southwestern Utah for me and mine……

    • Just Axin

      JT- Well said!

  • scott lamphear

    Interestingly enough, this jag went to New Trier High School in Winnetka.

  • bowhunter

    He dosen’t want people to move out for the city will lose Fed’s money. Like everything else he dose it is only about money for their deep pockets.

    • Voter

      Nail it down.money money money.

  • James

    If rahm cracked down on crime like he should, people would not leave. He won’t though because most of the perps are black and he doesn’t want to lose their vote.

  • Voter

    Next you at next election mayor rahm.

  • G-Lep

    My parents wisely fled for the suburbs in 1962!! Too late, Queen Rahm!!!

  • Malcom

    any good smart White person shoud get out of that death trap as soon as you can. Abondon it to the rats.

  • Thetruth

    Olympia Fields Thank God for Olympia Fields… Great educational environment… Most of all, no gun fire… Plenty of police….

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