Mayor Richard Daley today said his office had "no role" in a back-door process to get students into select high schools, even though a list of such appeals shows multiple references to the Daley administration.
In a story today, the Tribune revealed the existence of a list maintained over several years by the office of former schools chief Arne Duncan that compiled requests from politicians, business people, and some non-connected parents looking to place children in highly competitive city schools. There were multiple references on the list to the mayor's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and a top Daley education aide was also listed in two cases.
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