• Alex Wroblewski/Sun-Times
  • What is Mayor Emanuel pondering? Maybe it’s what more he can eliminate from the CPS.

By coincidence, I was driving across town with one out-of-work art teacher, when another out-of-work art teacher called to say he just got a job.

Call one art teacher Annie and the other art teacher Amos.

I’m giving them pseudonyms because they’re convinced anything and everything that they say about the state of public education in Chicago probably will come back to bite them in the ass.

As if Mayor Emanuel’s hatchet men and women are keeping track and if you say the wrong thing, they’ll blacklist you. No matter how many student loans you have outstanding.

I can’t say that I blame them. In this age of Mayor Emanuel’s budget cuts, everyone’s paranoid.