Mayor Rahm got it wrong
Apparently, while attending Governor Pat Quinn’s signing of a sweeping education bill, Rahm [Emanuel] brought a girl from South Loop Elementary School and paid tribute to her for asking him about his plans for a longer school day while he was visiting her class.
Guess what? It was the wrong kid. The right kid was Parker Rasmussen and he shouldn’t have been hard to find; his comment (and photo) was posted on South Loop’s website and the Sun-Times had actually captured the mayor kissing Rasmussen on the head in a photo that ran in the paper.
Teachers will probably forgive Rahm this faux pas; after all, schools are bustling with commotion even on ordinary days; on days that important people visit, they can be especially chaotic. Rahm may have found it difficult to concentrate.
The rest of Rahm’s War on Teachers is worthy of attention.