Emanuel’s plan to use $17 million from private investors to provide half-day early childhood education for 2,618 students sailed through the City Council, despite concern about the “very high rate of return” for investors. CTU and SEIU Healthcare Illinois and its City Council allies have likened the arrangement to the much-vilified parking meter deal.

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