Monday, July 1, 2013


Mayor Bloomberg on stop-and-frisk
In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.” -- NYT
Arne Duncan on Common Core critics
The Common Core has become a rallying cry for fringe groups that claim it is a scheme for the federal government to usurp state and local control of what students learn. -- Washington Post
Ald. Fioretti on west side school closings
“The neighborhood schools are really the focal point of the land planning. But when this is boarded up, when this becomes an eyesore, when CPS doesn’t maintain the grounds for it, and nobody’s out there guarding it and all the items get stripped inside — who wants to live around an eyesore that the city controls?” -- Sun-Times, One more eyesore?
Obama's visit Mandela's cell on Robben Island
Former IL Gov. George Ryan on meeting Mandela

“But what really moved me was he had to stand one foot behind the sunlight flooding the porch because his eyes had been damaged in prison.” -- Sneed
Pres. Obama
“The American people don’t have a Big Brother who is snooping into their business.”  -- NYT
 Civil liberties Profs Stisa Granick and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Lulled, perhaps, by the Obama administration’s claims that these “modest encroachments on privacy” were approved by Congress and by federal judges, public opinion quickly migrated from shock to “meh.” --NYT

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