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Reform party is the most hands on of hands on practitioners.
Party school reform isn't just -- in a book -- the cause of his life.
And the results aren't just about test scores or statistics but about whether our children are developing the skills they need to compete.
Would any worker in the world for any job.
-- was president elect Barack Obama nominating Chicago's school chief Arnie Duncan to be the next education secretary but some issues.
Are popping up by their detractors reports say.
This studies produced by Chicago Annenberg research project help shape.
The agenda if Arnie Duncan -- the same board.
And which Bill -- served.
Hamas joining us now -- reaction is former Ohio congressman John -- take.
Democratic congressman Steve McMahon Politico dot com to trigger Sophia Nelson -- -- I'm amazed that.
Obama didn't appoint -- secretary of education how -- get listening to conservative I was sure that right.
Reverend Wright would be the faith based giant appears to be decided -- education what happened.
Well I think the problem with this pick is is that.
It's another inside -- Chicago insider and why don't have a problem with people bringing folks from where they come from bush brought people from Texas.
I do you think with all that's going on right -- out pounding doesn't serve Obama well to be picking I think.
The event I have candidate achievements -- yeah.
I mean yes I do he's been now -- is being very young good -- when he doesn't Margaret Spellings has said good things monument that's not the point the billionaire -- It's another insider and it's not if -- limb and pick and I've been looking for change and I haven't -- Okay first of all we pick somebody from these -- they say it's not change what he thinks that Clinton related person has not changed now when he picked the you're saying it's not change he can't win your eyes scanning.
It's not just my eyes all we know that's true -- Obama.
Statement -- -- an unbelievable -- here's a guy that was the city -- Chicago assists in the year 2006 he raise achievement levels we close close failing schools.
He got them better teachers -- -- got rid of an effective teachers he improve student achievement graduation rates and college going rates in Chicago.
And his Annenberg association another -- -- -- they were even members at the same time.
If you if you look at this pick it sort of seems to me like it's one of those.
Goldilocks and the three bears pick -- he is -- too liberal or is he too tough.
He's both I mean somebody comes out of a very tough school system he closed down failing schools -- required more teachers which didn't make the teacher's union happy.
But he also believes that in order to close the racial divide that we see in this country -- -- African American and Latino kids up -- the same achievement levels as white kids you've got to do mourn their schools and I think it's a great pick and I think it's actually just the opposite of what.
-- suggests it's not politics as usual it's not some former governor Thompson a former senator.
It's somebody who's an educator who's been an educator and gotten results and very very tough school system.
And decades taken fact what -- did when he was with the Edinburgh it was a -- praised by the Republican governor Jim -- at the time.
Edinburgh television greater collaboration among teachers.
Reducing isolation between schools and other schools and schools on the community.
Among other things and very did -- really flooding this.
Choice by the way -- you know what Alan let me tell you he's a reformer within the box he's never really taken on the teachers' unions.
The lady who runs the DC public schools has offered school choice vouchers this guy has never gone close to that because he doesn't want to offend the teachers' unions.
And the lady and in Washington who has a voucher program and does many unbelievably creative things says we're really not putting our children first let me also say he did close down schools you know what he did with the teachers.
He moved them -- the other schools now the guy has been for some reform that's always -- -- -- in the box where he can play nice with let me tell -- -- this.
Is what threatens the long term.
Financial security of the United States our students are not competing with the Chinese the Indians in the Singaporeans.
And we do not offer open competition.
To improve results.
This is what's gonna undo our financial system -- guys nice for them out -- Sustained big man I'm really has given more broad question here all right so he's citizen of the -- out as -- pointed out and and we know that Bill -- it in Chicago's considered a respected professor.
I just want to know something we now know that.
We know about that though Obama you know help run.
Gubernatorial race yankees that was right didn't airs hidden -- -- and he what are you talking about -- are you talking about and see if you listen if you listen no question.
You might hear this -- governor's race chase David seriously question I won't ask you any more questions it's a simple thing why does Barack Obama.
End up hanging out with the most radical corrupt people.
For decades and time and time again why does that bother me and why is it not bother you that's a simple question.
Talk about some of the people he hangs around with Colin Powell rescuers a Republican.
How about some of the how old let's talk about some of the people that he's bringing into his administration people say you phrase in your program and -- -- Let's talk about the people that he's filling his administration with that -- I was.
They ask the question another way could your one big walking talking point isn't very simple -- and -- -- These radical associations -- any of them for decades any of them raise any questions in your mind.
No because they're decades ago and shot tell me what he did next governor Blagojevich didn't get any help Brazill shot -- is one of his chief advisors that he was so there weren't decades ago these relationships exist and up until this presidential campaign.
But none of them -- you airs -- Later rest self righteousness and others don't look -- this.
Some unless there's some evidence that they have some influence in his administration in his campaign in some way now it's just it's just ad hominem attacks and event happen.
What we've -- Then Colin Powell who looked at both candidates last time a number of other Republicans I don't even know live -- -- I'll.
They chose Barack Obama because they thought he offered change now the wait and by the way what about our little bunkers we gotta we got to gets us more close.
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