Comment: Think what you want about Rauner’s budget approach, but nobody can say he has no balls. Same with his speech to Chicago City Council. And he’s right — the cost of bureaucracy in higher education is a national pandemic.
Evidence shows the mental and emotional harm done to children by not being in school is outweighing the potential harm of the coronavirus. The good news is the risk of a full-time, in-class reopening is far lower than originally feared. But don't expect the teachers unions to make reopening easy.