Chance The Rapper Quest To Improve Schools In Chicago Picks Up Steam As He Meets With Deray Mckesson
Chance the Rapper’s quest to improve schools in Chicago may be picking up more steam as educator and civil rights activist joins the fight.
The two urban gentlemen met in Chicago last week presumptively to strategize on what can be done. Mckesson called Chance a “champion for the people.”
The rapper was disappointed after a meeting with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner to discuss a funding increase for the nation’s third largest public school system. The said he only received “vague answers.”
“I’m here because I just want people to do their jobs,” the Windy City native told the press appearing disappointed following the closed-door meeting with Rauner.
Late last year, Rauner vetoed a bill that would have given Chicago Public Schools a one-time $215 million payment to help cover employee pensions.
“I did speak with the governor I asked him about funding CPS with that $215 million that we discussed in May of last year, and was vetoed last December,” Chance said. “The kids are on the table right now and we spoke for a second it sounded like we were going somewhere, but it sounds like it’s hinged on passing other bills.
“I’m not a politician, I’m here because I’m a dad,” explained the 23-year-old rapper. “I’m an after-school teacher, I care about the kids. “
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