Chance the Rapper to Donate $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

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Last week, Chance the Rapper had a very dissatisfying meeting with the governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, about the state of Chicago Public Schools. By Rauner’s account, the two shared a “good exchange of views,” but Chance reportedly exited the meeting telling the governor, “Do your job!” and said to reporters after, “I thought that that went a little different than it should have.” He then tweeted that he would have a plan on Monday morning for further action, and it seems that plan includes cash. In a press conference today at Chicago’s Westcott Elementary School, Chance announced that he will be donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools. The event was streamed live via Periscope, and he gave a brief presentation in which he reemphasized that his conversations with Rauner were unsuccessful, and said, “Governor Rauner still won’t commit to giving Chicago’s kids a chance without caveats or ultimatums.”

Chance the Rapper to Donate $1 Million to Chicago Schools