Barack Obama is not the only elected official with an unusual first name. Want to know how to pronounce Emil Jones' first name when you're chatting him up for more funding for schools? Eric Zorn explains how.
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I grew up near Roscoe & Halsted in the 1970s, left for college and moved back in 2000, started this blog in 2005 (first on my own, then with Catalyst, and now with ChicagoNow). My dad went to Senn. I went to Near North Montessori and Parker. Since 2006 I've been living in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn -- the Wicker Park of New York City. I have another education blog called This Week In Education that focuses on school reform trends at the national level.