“It’s only on the margins (that it matters) who is in these positions, the CEO and the president of the board, because they basically do what they’re told by the mayor, for the mayor’s inner circle.” (Chi-Town Daily News)
Diane Ravitch, who has recently shown glimmers of sanity on local N.Y. issues, but who has spent most of her career in the Bushes and still hangs out at the far-right Fordham and Hoover Institute, has the chutzpah to attack Obama for being Bush-like:
"It looks like Obama's education policy will be a third term for President George W. Bush. This is not change I can believe in." (Politico)What a joke! Obama has done more to save public education in one month than the entire Bush regime did in 12 years. Even worse, Ravitch uses Linda Darling-Hammond's return from the White House to Stanford to cover her attack, claiming to support Linda but oppose Obama. LDH, who has been a leader in the development of Obama's ed policy, offers nothing but high praise for it and for the Prez.