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Thu Mar 14, 2013, 09:20 PM

Penny Pritzker resigns from Chicago Board of Education

Source: Chicago Sun Times

Penny Pritzker resigned from the Chicago Board of Education Thursday, laying the groundwork for the billionaire businesswoman to be appointed U.S. Commerce Secretary by President Barack Obama.

A former finance chairwoman for Obamaís 2008 campaign, Pritzker has been widely rumored to be in line for the Commerce post, a plum frequently used to reward campaign fund-raisers. William Daley, the former mayorís brother, served in that same job during President Bill Clintonís second term.
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She is a huge charter supporter and a long-time education advocate. She was a contributor to Stand for Children, which led the writing of an Emanuel-backed school reform bill that trimmed teacher union power and raised the strike threshold while giving CPS enhanced muscle to extend the school day and year.

The bill backfired. Chicago teachers were so fired up by the mayorís heavy-handed maneuvering in Springfield, they authorized a strike by a 90 percent vote and walked off the job for the first time in 25 years.

Read more: http://www.suntimes.com/18852747-761/penny-pritzker-resigns-from-chicago-board-of-education.html

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 09:24 PM

1. She is so awful, let me count the ways. What the hell is wrong with him?...sigh...

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Thu Mar 14, 2013, 09:38 PM

2. .............

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Thu Mar 14, 2013, 09:59 PM

3. Why are so many falling for this Charter School scam?

The research shows charter schools, on average, do WORSE than public schools. Which considering they have so many advantages (the fact they have to be placed in charters shows they have parental involvement--the biggest advantage--and leeway in removing kids they don't want in the schools), is really pathetic.

Anyone know of studies beyond these:

http://ventingmycynicism.blogspot.com/2012/10/picking-and-choosing-research-or.html

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 11:10 PM

4. penny shakes the money tree.

raised a ton for barack, and got nothin. hung back till she was begged, but everyone knew she would get a plum for it.

cps board should have to have kids in cps, had kids in cps in the past, or gone through cps themselves. enough of this people who sent their kids to the lab school serving on the school board.

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