This week, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is Matt Farmer’s world and we are simply in it. Not only does Jen Cheatham become the lead candidate for the Madison, WI superintendent job bringing Matt’s Huffington Post piece on Cheatham to prominence, but President Obama floats a trial balloon of Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary.
I not only would love to see Matt Farmer run for mayor, but man, would this be a good attack ad. In addition to the Penny Pritzker news, a CPS teacher won a lawsuit and lean production seem to be the new buzzwords.
“A senior administration official cautioned that no announcement is imminent and that Obama has made no decision. But Pritzker is under consideration to serve as Commerce secretary or perhaps in another senior position involving relations between Obama and business leaders, according to officials close to the process who spoke anonymously to comment on internal deliberations.”
“Sara Meegan was one of several black teachers who filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education and George Washington High School principal Florence Gonzales.
A jury on Monday ruled in her favor and Meegan was awarded $225,000, according to court records.”
“”I,m going to give up if you shove me into another school,” a Madero student cries out as he walks towards Arne Rivera, Deputy Chief of Staff for Barbara Byrd-Benett. “You shouldn’t close our school, just because you didn’t experience what I experienced!” The microphone cuts off.”