Friday, August 7, 2009

Like a rope "supports" a hanging man

Mayor Daley says he "still supports" Board of Education President Michael Scott who, this week, was hauled before a a grand jury investigating Chicago's cloutgate scandal. Will Scott return the favor by continuing to protect Daley and other city clouters who used admission to the elite magnet schools as political handouts.

And who will Daley sacrifice to the feds in order to keep their investigation from going any higher up the ladder? It could be Scott. Or more likely, a couple of school principals. But fed involvement points to this being much more than just a local school-based problem.

It all adds new meaning to the term, affirmative action. Not what the feds had in mind when they ordered Chicago to establish magnet schools as a step towards deseg.

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