Cross-posted from TWIE: If you thought that Green Dot's Steve Barr
and the Locke turnaround story had reached some sort of saturation
point last year, think again. It's all Locke High School, all the time
Thursday night, Arne Duncanpublicly talked up the school in front of a roomful of eager education
journalists -- a first, I think. He usually talks about a turnaround
in Chicago, or the Harlem Children's Zone. Click below to watch the
A New Yorker article about the
school and Green Dot founder Steve Barr is coming out today, focusing
in part on the school's exquisite positioning to become an Obama
education reform model. See Jim Warren's blurb about it here.
The warm feelings are apparently mutual. Scroll to the bottom here to read Barr profess his admiration for Obama from last week.
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