Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Folkbum on Mayoral School Control

You might expect that Jay is not enthused about the concept of 'mayoral control' of MPS.

But his citation is pure gold.

Actually, the record on mayoral control of schools is unimpressive. Eleven big-city school districts take part in the federal test called the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Two of the lowest-performing cities — Chicago and Cleveland — have mayoral control. The two highest-performing cities — Austin, Tex., and Charlotte, N.C. — do not.

Umnnnhh....Chicago. Formerly headed by Arne Duncan, right?

The very same Arne Duncan who Obamamamama, Lightworker, appointed Sec/Ed for the entire country.

Thanks, Jay!!

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