View Full Version : TIF Spending by CPS Increasing Disparity?

Keith Dad
06-05-2012, 09:13 AM
What do you guys think of this?


"A report being released today by Roosevelt University assistant sociology professor Stephanie Farmer concludes that TIF expenditures, instead of reducing inequality, are "contributing to income and race/ethnicity place-based inequality."

I guess I'm not surprised as that's how it usually works with education, affluent areas spend more on education because they are collecting the money locally.

I'm sure if you looked at it a different way, CPS and the TIF program in particular is probably spreading the wealth much more than it would be if all the local schools were separate districts.

Also, I hear the quality of CPS high schools is a particular concern for many parents, so having strong selective enrollment high schools with lots of spaces for motivated, talented kids is not a bad thing for them to focus on at all, just my opinion.