Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Responds to Rauner’s Criticism of CPS

Jun 6, 2016
Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after recent remarks made by Governor Bruce Rauner about Chicago Public Schools:

“The children of Chicago Public Schools deserve state government leadership with a vision of excellence for their schools and the commitment and creativity to implement that vision.

“By comparing the schools to crumbling prisons and the Southern and Central Illinois communities with those of Chicago, Governor Rauner is only sowing seeds of discord and divisiveness.

“The result of which distracts from what is most important that of the uncertain educational future of our children. It’s time to put political agendas and egos aside and tend to the state’s business of education.”