|Puerto Rican teachers strike: "No somos criminales, somos maestros." "We're not criminals."|
Look who's defending Rauner
No surprise here. It's the Trib's Eric Zorn. He identifies with the Republican billionaire's clout problems.
I didn't have to play that game with my elder son, who easily tested into Payton in 2004, but I can't blame many of those who did. "Nothin' wrong" with asking for a favor, after all, when favors were going to be doled out anyway.
Was it seemly for Bruce Rauner to then drop a quarter-million dollar donation on Payton Prep Initiative for Education in December 2009? Yes. Given the timing, not just seemly but generous, creditable and consistent with his charitable outreach to schools.
Does Rauner have anything to apologize for, other than dropping his "g's" to try to sound folksy? No. He didn't break the rules in place at the time and no one broke them on his behalf.
Congrats to ALEC, Brookings, Gates... on their Bunkum Awards
“Congratulations, Brookings! You just won the Bunkum’s Grand Prize for shoddiest educational research for 2013.” -- NEPC