Wicked Local’s Chloe Gotsis tweets:
I appreciate what are no doubt Aldermen Ted’s sincere sentiments. (Isn’t one of his children among the darlings graduating?) But, they raise a question*: are the elementary and middle-school school children (past, present, and future) suffering with third-rate and worse facilities not worth the money we’re not spending?
And another: if they — the graduating NNHS students and, presumably, the students who will graduate before NNHS inevitably falls into disrepair — are worth the $197M, why is it such a touchy subject to pay for the building responsibly, with a debt-exclusion override?
I don’t mean to pick on Ted. Ted’s on the right side of the second question and probably the first, too. But, his words provided a nice blog hook.
*They raise a question, not “beg a question.” Begging a question is a technical logical fallacy where one assumes something as evidence that is not yet proved.