(CBS) — Mayor Emanuel’s challengers have hammered away at his decision to close 50 schools in Black and Latino neighborhoods during this campaign. But, the Mayor says he’s done what it takes to improve education in those areas, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel doesn’t deny his decision to close some 50 Chicago public schools was controversial. It is a major target of the campaigns of his four opponents. But the Mayor says something had to be done about under-performing and under-utilized schools and no one did it before because it was politically difficult. And he had public hearings and a task force help craft the plan.