January 15, 2010
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The proponents of a mayoral takeover of the Milwaukee public schools are still fighting, still refusing to fill in the blanks on their rescue plan, still calling opponents names.
The governor who started the fight has gone back into his comfort zone in Madison, and the teachers, administrators, parents, and students are wondering who will be the new superintendent in Milwaukee. Will Milwaukee get a leader who blames all problems on teachers while ignoring the impact of poverty on education? Or a leader who will take on the entrenched powers?
The school board is trying to hire a first-rate superintendent of schools. The final three candidates will make public presentations Thursday. (No mention if they will wear camouflage.) Will the three hang in? Let's hope so.
Good for Obama: We don't know if Haiti can be saved. The destruction is unbelievable, but one thing is certain. President Obama has taken the lead. His performance has been remarkable. He makes us all proud.
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