Chicago Schools Begin Tuesday Under ‘Rahm Emanuel Generation’

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(Chicago Sun Times) — After 16 years under the watchful eye of former Mayor Daley, Chicago’s public school system begins a new school year Tuesday — and launches a new generation of students — amid signs of promise as well as uncertainty.  The Rahm Emanuel Generation seems destined for a longer school day and year — as well as a tougher, more rigorous curriculum — than their Daley Generation counterparts.  But the children who walk through Chicago’s school doors Tuesday also face the biggest prospect of labor unrest and financial instability since a Republican-led Legislature handed the mayor of Chicago the ultimate responsibility for Chicago Public Schools in 1995.

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