CHICAGO — Former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Arne Duncan, never had the juice to run for Mayor of this great city. Yet, he clearly thinks he can influence how voters in the city vote in the upcoming election. As Vallas’s former partner-in-crime in destabilizing New Orleans’ public schools — through policies, actions, words and deeds — today’s endorsement of Vallas by former Education Secretary Duncan should not be a surprise. Arne Duncan called Hurricane Katrina in 2005 “the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans.”
Willie Wilson and Ken Griffin know exactly what they’re getting when they back Paul Vallas, another Republican who will side always with millionaires and billionaires over Chicago’s working families.
The Vallas-Chico duo is bad for working families, bad for classrooms and will be dismal for Chicago.
The privatization and destabilization of our schools was started by none other than current mayoral candidate and front-runner Paul Vallas. We must vote NO on Vallas and the havoc he will unleash on our city.
New data reveals very little that wasn’t already known about the racist and arbitrary nature of standardized testing, and the need for additional resources for public schools.