The Grotesque Chicago-ization of the United States Government

Most of you have heard that Arne Duncan, formerly Chicago’s school Czar and now America’s school Czar, tours the country talking about reform while his hypocrite boss shuts down the DC voucher program.

Like the late night TV ads, I can only say “but wait, there’s more!!”

Heritage put out a very good piece detailing yet another example of “The Chicago Way” at Duncan’s former home.


Morning Bell: Choice for the Powerful, But Not for the People

But now we find out that when Secretary Duncan was CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, he took a decidedly different approach to the wishes of Chicago’s politically powerful families. The Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that while he was Chicago schools chief, Secretary Duncan maintained a log of politicians and influential business people who sought better placement for their children in Chicago’s public schools. From the Tribune:

It includes 25 aldermen, Mayor Richard Daley’s office, House Speaker Michael Madigan, his daughter Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.

The skank-like lack of morality of these people knows no bounds. They should disgust you. They sit and talk about the poor as they shower their campaign contributors with rich benefits and contracts, all while retaining the best jobs, slots, and political gems for themselves.

They deserve nothing but contempt and outrage. They are bad people.