Tag Archives: Arne Duncan

CN May 17 2018

Paul Vallas visits Chicago Newsroom this week to talk about his candidacy for Mayor. He begins by arguing the the police force needs to be expanded to about 14,000 officers, of whom 1200 are detectives. “And when the police don’t … Continue reading

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CN Feb 11 2016

Do you favor school reform? Peter Cunningham does. For more than 20 years, he’s been a spokesperson for the Chicago Public Schools and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Now his own non-profit, funded by “pro-reform funders”, helps to “drive positive narratives … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 22, 2015

  In 1995, the Chicago Public Schools were in crisis. In 1975, the Chicago Public Schools were in crisis. Also in 2005, and probably in 1955 and 1935. So it’s useful to sit down with a journalist who’s been covering the … Continue reading

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CN Jan 16, 2014

  “It’s the quintessential Chicago story. They used political connections to grow into one of the largest, most powerful organizations in the city.” That’s how Andrew Schroedter sums up The Rise and Fall of Juan Rangel, the Patron of Chicago’s … Continue reading

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