From The Chicago Sun-Times: Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ridiculed his predecessor for selling off Chicago parking meters, spending the proceeds to hold the line on taxes and postponing Chicago’s financial day of reckoning. Why then, is he allowing his handpicked school team to “kick the can down the road,” as the mayor likes to put it, at the Chicago Public Schools? On Monday, Emanuel returned from a week-long summer vacation to face the music about a $5.7 billion school budget that relies on completely wiping out the school system’s $349 million in reserve funds. That’s the most drastic raid on CPS reserve funds in 17 years.

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