It is abundantly clear how little this city cares about the poor children, who are victims not only of the urban violence that surrounds them, but are also victimized by our so-called "leaders."
Closing schools is framed as benefiting poor children. In the lunacy that passes as social commentary here in Chicago, this is accepted as perfectly legitimate. In the light of this most vicious action against the poor, it is very clear that there are two Chicagos: One that suffers every day by the dictates of an uncaring mayor in the pocket of charter school money, and the other Chicago, which in its silent complicity allows the cruelty of the former to take place.
— Edward D. Juillard, Chicago