In a wild turn of events, after a meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Chance The Rapper has now announced that he will donate $1 million to Chicago Public Schools.
The meeting with Gov. Rauner on public education left Chance unsatisfied with the "vague" answers to helping schools that need it. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the system is currently seeing a $215 million budget shortfall. Chance encouraged other businesses and people of influence to follow his action. In a statement the Grammy-winner stated:
"Our kids should not be held hostage because of political position. If the governor does not act, CPS will be forced to end school 13 days early, which means over 380,000 kids will not have adult supervised activities in June and could possibly be put in harm's way. While I'm frustrated and disappointed in the governor's inaction, that will not stop me from continuing to do all I can to support Chicago's most valued resources, its children."
What do you think about the turn of events?