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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.


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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