Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Taking a hard line on Obama/Duncan

Chicago Democratic political strategist Don Rose takes a tough line on Obama/Duncan ed policies. His column appeared in the Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily Observer:

Small schools work and should be proliferated within the system. Charter schools too often are valued mainly for circumventing unions... Another fact completely omitted by Obama and Duncan, is that poverty is the fundamental issue that makes the major difference between the way schools perform. Poor education is an economic issue; failure to acknowledge that is the single most egregious omission in their statements.

1 comment:

  1. Duncan on NPR today. Tells mayors every city to take over the schools. Says it will give more job security to high-paid superintendents. "Duncan told the U.S. Conference of Mayors that if the number [of mayors in control] doesn't rise, he will have failed as secretary." http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102561337&ft=1&f=1013


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