Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rahm Emanuel makes TIME

Photograph by Mark Seliger for TIME

Have you seen the most recent cover of TIME? Our mayor is on the cover. What’s intriguing is the question the magazine asks its readers to contemplate: “Mayor Rahm Emanuel is fighting both crime and failing schools, so why are people mad at him?” Methinks the writer, David Von Drehle, has not spent much time in Chicago.

Here’s a sample.

Emanuel talks to TIME about clashes with the teachers’ union and other powerful labor groups: “It’s not a strategy the old Rahm would have advised a candidate to follow.” He has risked political backlash, he says, because he “will not shortchange our students.”

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