Posts tagged "Arne Duncan"

CTU president Karen Lewis unvarnished

Like her or not, think she should resign or stay, think she incompetent or a genius, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has a passionate side, which comes through loud and clear. She has been hit by a zhit storm and I’m beginning to feel sorry for her. So, in fairness, I’m pasting below her... Read more »

Derrion Albert's Preventable Death

In a demonstration of how the perfect often is the enemy of the good enough, Education Sec. Arne Duncan (foreground), Atty. Gen. Eric Holder (at the podium) and Mayor Richard M. Daley promise to get to the “root” cause of Derrion Albert’s violent death, instead of doing what could immediately solve the problem. Sometimes the... Read more »

In the wake of Derrion Albert's murder, consider all-male high schools

What in blazes is wrong with men? Seems like every time you turn around, a man, or a man-child, is fighting, maiming, stalking, raping or killing somebody. On a street outside Fenger High School, thugs beat a student to death. Punks used to wait for darkness to do their killing, but a fatal beating in... Read more »
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Duncan to Copenhagen

The Associated Press reports that Arne Duncan, Education Secretary and former boss of the Chicago Public Schools, also will be pitching the Olympics in Copenhagen. He’ll join first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah. Who’s next? And do we really want someone who headed Chicago public schools to press Chicago’s case when the city’s schools are... Read more »
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