Forget the gossip. The real story is the destruction of public education – comments on a letter to the Chicago TribuneLetter writer Suzanne M. Gray focused on the name-calling but missed the point ("Where's the respect?"April 23): the scheme to destroy public education.
Teacher Katie Osgood, quoted at the end of "CTU's Lewis calls Gov. Rauner 'the new ISIS recruit'" (April 21), revealed the cause of the financial crisis in Chicago Public Schools: "We're broke because they're allowing us to be broke … And they want us to be broke, so they can do these things to our system and claim they have no other choice."
This is a perfect example of the standard technique of privatization described by Noam Chomsky: … defund, make sure things don't work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital." (Lecture, University of Toronto, 2011).
Forget the gossip: Focus on the real story.