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Daley Tue Jan 27 2009

Let's Get Real About Huberman

The tone seems to be pretty benign about Ron Huberman's appointment to lead the Chicago Public Schools, but really, is this anything but Daley-style machine politics?

Come on now, how exactly is education related to transportation? And beyond that, despite some serious improvements (slow zones, an ambitious digital tracking system), there's much work to be done. It's not the time for a leader to move on to something new and different.

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nick / January 27, 2009 4:43 PM

Ron Huberman is asshole

Kenzo ShibataAuthor Profile Page / January 27, 2009 5:14 PM

Who sits at the helm of the CPS is really arbitrary until a repeal of the Amendatory Act of 1995. This law gave complete mayoral control of the Chicago Public Schools. The Mayor appoints the school board and there is nary a dissenting vote. Every CPS policy is a "done deal" (think Meigs Field).

It's really a waste of time criticizing any choice under these conditions.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...


Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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