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Your Black Education: Obama Chooses Basketball Crony As Sec. Of Education

December 17, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Obama Slam-Duncans Education

By: Greg Palast

Today, President-elect Barack Obama stuck it to you. He’s chosen Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education.

Who? Duncan is most decidedly NOT an educator. He’s a lawyer. But Duncan has this extraordinary qualification: He’s Obama’s pick-up basketball buddy from Hyde Park.

I can’t make this up.

Not that Duncan hasn’t mucked about in the educational system. Chicago Boss Richie Daley put this guy in charge of the horror show called Chicago Public Schools where Duncan turned a bad system into a REALLY bad system.

And Obama knows it. Indeed, although he plays roundball with Duncan (who was captain of the Harvard basketball team), State Senator Obama was one of the only local Chicago officials who refused to send his kids to Duncan’s public schools. [...]

So, if The One won’t trust his kids to Duncan, why is he handing Duncan ours?

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