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Mayor Daley's Nephew Patrick Thompson 'Not Gonna Talk' On School Clout List

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's nephew refused to explain today why he tried to help the daughters of a Bridgeport neighbor win backdoor admission to an elite Chicago p...

Please Hold for Mr. Duncan...

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

If I knew back in January 2008 what I know now, I never would have picked up the phone to call Arne Duncan. I probably would have dialed his wife or his mother instead.

Daley: Office Had 'No Role' In Using Clout For CPS Admissions

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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 ap...

Black Aldermen Call New CPS Admissions Policy Racist

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN AND ROSALIND ROSSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new admissions policy for elite Chicago public schools is little more than a plot to free up seats for middle-class white families tired of paying p...

Daley Defends Principals' Power Amid Investigation

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite a federal investigation of alleged clout admissions at Chicago Public Schools, Mayor Daley on Wednesday defended the controversial process tha...

Headlines I'd Like to See About Chicago Public Schools

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Giving principals the authority to hand-pick even a small percentage of students is just asking for trouble. The policy reinforces the notion that who you know matters more than who you are or what you've accomplished.

CPS Clout Probe: Durbin Wrote Letter For Staffer's Daughter

Chicago Sun-Times | ABDON M. PALLASCH AND ROSALIND ROSSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin -- the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. Senate -- is getting drawn into the growing investigation of how some students get admitted to...

Clouting Kids Into Public Magnet Schools? Mayor Daley Boasts of Sending His Kids to Private Schools

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Leave it to Daley, the mayor of a large city with a failing school system, to bring up the fact that his own children did not attend the public schools in the city he leads.

CPS Clout: Alderman Called Principal To Get Daughter Into Top School

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd) acknowledged Wednesday that his daughter was admitted to Whitney Young Magnet High School for the upcoming school year after...

CPS Lawyers Up For Clout Admissions Investigation

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools officials have been awfully tight-lipped about the federal probe into alleged use of clout in admissions to the city's selectiv...