CHICAGO — Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel wants to increase teacher training programs but says he won't commit to sending his kids to public schools if he's elected mayor of Chicago.
Emanuel said Tuesday that's a decision he and his wife will make. His comments came after a news conference where he talked about doubling the number of teacher training academies. He says he isn't saying he won't send his three children to Chicago Public Schools, just that it's a decision his family has yet to make.
Emanuel is among more than a dozen people running to replace Mayor Richard Daley, who isn't seeking a seventh term. Emanuel quit working at the White House in October to run, and he faces residency challenges over his eligibility.