"Mayor Richard Daley today called for an end to a high-profile federal education program that was the brainchild of the Obama administration and his own former Chicago Public Schools chief.
The mayor also said Chicago school officials should have been more involved with Illinois' failed bid to qualify for the money in the Race to the Top program.
"We should end it. We should end it," Daley said of the program, in which states vie for funding by promising various reforms. "They are just political slogans." (here) What do you think? Has the old man finally lost his marbles, or is he finally free to speak the truth?