After a slow start, it was another big week of comments (thanks! keep 'em coming!), and the Rosh Hashanah schedule and Paul Vallas's possible future were THE big topics of discussion:
CPS's decision to schedule its annual High School Fair on Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days for Jews, sparked a lot of passioneate comments. Some highlights:
"When I complained an African American teacher told me that I had to realize that this is a Christian country and that we had to conform."
"Now, because the fair is on Rosh Hashana this year, does that mean that it just shouldn't be held at all-- even for the majority of students who attend our schools-- who come from our CPS public elementary schools, and who are not Jewish? Now, that seems to be a "little" discriminating to me...."
Could Vallas be headed for Washington ... again? News from Philly that Chaka Fattah, a U.S. Representative and a strong Vallas supporter, could get rewarded with the chair of the Education Committee if the Democrats can dethrone the GOP and could lead to a move to the federal level for Vallas sparked lots of theories about Vallas' ever-twisting career path.
"Paul Vallas got his current job from Republicans, so why wouldn't they give him a federal level job?"
"I've never heard of congressmen, even powerful congressmen, making appointments to powerful federal positions."
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