Chance the Rapper is against the proposed plan to build a new $95 million police academy in Chicago.
Chano spoke out against the mayor and city's plan, arguing it's a bad idea for the city to spend money it doesn't have -- especially when other causes like education are so underfunded. He said, “I’ve been asking for money for over a year now to fund these classrooms and, on the Fourth of July weekend, they announced in like a cool financing way that...they’re proposing to build a $95 million cop academy."
He pointed out the progress Orr Academy High School has been able to make in just three years with $100,000. While Chano cites "transformative changes," he notes, "It would be awesome, though, if we could get them pools at their school, or a new library, or a museum, or any of the things that are proposed in the budget for this $95 million cop academy... Financially, this proposed plan doesn’t make sense. We don’t have $95 million. They’re just asking for $10 million today to purchase the land. But we don’t have the rest of the money to do it so, why let them go ahead with this right now? There’s a lot of different services that need to be funded.”