In 2007, only 17 percent of eighth graders tested at or above grade level in reading in Chicago Public Schools -- the school system administered by Arne Duncan since 2001.(Via Ace.) Of course, all urban public schools suck, and anyone claiming to be able to perform a miracle in public schools is full of it. In 2004, I wrote an article exposing George W. Bush's "Texas miracle," the supposed magic of "standards" that was the theoretical justification for No Child Left Behind. A cruel hoax.
President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday tapped Duncan to become secretary of education in the upcoming administration.
453 Chicago homicides including 355 blacks protesters silent - As we approach Thanksgiving, we decided to check out how many homicides have been accumulated in Chicago so far this year. With five weeks to go in 2015, C...
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