Friday AM News: New State Superintendent and More Cosby

Lawmaker taking aim at state schools job Tribune
State Sen. Kimberly Lightford said Thursday that she will apply to become the next state schools superintendent at the request of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's office, a move that will set the stage for heated debate about who should be the next leader of Illinois' education agency.

Cosby's universal message Tribune
Two years ago, entertainer Bill Cosby caused a ruckus with some famously blunt comments. "The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal," Cosby said. "These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids--$500 sneakers for what? And won't spend $200 for `Hooked on Phonics.'"

Cosby tells parents to love, encourage kids to rise above their situation Chicago Defender
t is a parent's job to give love and instill the confidence children need to succeed, Comedian Bill Cosby told a gathering of Chicago Public Schools parents conference Wednesday.

Bill Cosby in Chicago WBEZ
Comedian Bill Cosby is challenging parents to get more involved in their kids' education.

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