Nuance is one of the new political buzz words coming out of the New Websters Democratic Revisionist Dictionary.  It is a word like context or a phrase like move on.  As we all know, context and move on are used as cover when Democrats put both feet in their mouth, really screw up, or get caught in lies; their words were taken out of context.  Or better, let’s just move on, there are important…

Nuance is being bandied about when reports, with facts and figures, come out from government agencies showing things are not working, or worse, failing.  People claim the figures cannot be taken at face value until they are nuanced.  In the business world they call it massaging the figures or cooking the books

Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman used this tactic when the Chicago Public Schools own report showed 25% of elementary schools and 60% of its high schools were failing or near failing.  The data was never released to the public, but the Chicago Tribune obtained the internal reports.   

“Huberman said he did not release the grades because they need to be more nuanced.”  “It’s not that I think it’s flawed, but I think it can be better and more nuanced,” he said.

Billions of dollars have been spent on school reform over the decades.  Nothing has changed.  Funny, every year the school system, teachers unions, pseudo-experts, and phony activists demand more money, more tax increases, and higher property taxes to finance failure. 

One thing the Chicago Public School System, the teachers, their unions, the activists, and the experts never learned or refuse to consider is this- it is never how much money is spent on education, it is how the money is spent.  Unfortunately, waste, fraud, corruption, mismanagement, political shenanigans, and other factors eat up most of the CPS budget.  This is Chicago, after all.

So let’s put this all into context and just move on. It is all about nuance.


About Peter V. Bella

Peter V. Bella is a passionate cook and photographer. Mr. Bella started cooking as a child with his parents. He has taken professional courses through the years. Mr. Bella a a freelance photojournalist and writer based in Chicago.
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