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Public Transportation Wed Jan 28 2009

CTA's New Acting Head

From a tip in comments:

The Friday board agenda on CTA's website says Dorval Carter, currently a CTA Executive Vice President with many years of experience in the transit industry, will be appointed Acting President.

 
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Yellow Dog Democrat / January 29, 2009 10:16 AM

"Acting" President?

So, sitting behind the desk, but no ACTUAL authority to make big decisions.

Kinda like sending the second-string QB in to take the snaps at the end of a losing game.

Wouldn't a NATIONAL search to find a QUALIFIED School Superintendent (Put Huberman's name in the hat, if you like) have made more sense, if in fact education is so important?

Ramsin CanonAuthor Profile Page / January 29, 2009 11:11 AM

YDD, and risk all the education funding that's going to pour into the city from DC being managed by some "educator" with principles? Pshaw. Crazy talk!

Obviously, you need a functionary in there.

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Feature

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...

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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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