FY12 Budget

TIF Reform; Charter Schools- no!; TFA- no!; CTU & parents

1) I will gladly pay more property tax if it's going to Chicago kids. However, CPS has lost millions of dollars to the TIF program. Demand reform & sit in those TIF meetings and refuse the taking of money from our kids.

2) Charter schools do not have cuts in funding?!? That is not right. These schools (which are selectibe in their enrollment & are unregulated) are now taking from neighborhood schools. For shame!

3) TFA- no thanks! I value both new & experiences teachers. I have no patience for in & out college grads who don't have a vested interest in our community.

4) CTU and CPS Parents need to be involved in budget negotiations from day 1.

Thank you for your time.

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