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Old 03-18-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Alonso may be contender for Chicago superintendent post - baltimoresun.com

Thoughts on this? Anyone have kids in BCPS?
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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From the tone of this article and the interview he is certainly leaving the door WIDE open.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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He has been the best thing for the city schools in a long time, insisting on responsibility and improvement. Chicago knows that.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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Alonso did a LOT to build moment for improvement efforts and I hope they continue on into the future.

Just for the record, BCPS is the county school system. The city is BCPSS (note the extra "s" for "system").
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Just for the record, BCPS is the county school system. The city is BCPSS (note the extra "s" for "system").
Ah. Thanks E-U for that clarification!
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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It seems like a lot of these top administrators like to quit while they're ahead, rather than deal with the inevitable ups and downs they will face while seeing things through. In a way I can understand that strategy, but I hope this is not the case with Alonso.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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The politics in Chicago are more racially charged than in Baltimore. He should expect a grilling from the Black political establishment there still bristling over Rahm's win.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:59 AM
 
Location: un peu près de Chicago
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The politics in Chicago are more racially charged than in Baltimore. He should expect a grilling from the Black political establishment there still bristling over Rahm's win.
Baloney! Politics in Chicago is a well-oiled machine.

The black political bosses realized they picked the wrong candidate a few months after they all (except one) stepped back and let Carol Moseley Braun run. She is a complete dufus and came in fourth with 9% of the vote.

Alonso's problem is his arrogance, which won't sit well with native Chicagoans. But it's Emanuel's call.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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I pray he doesn't leave but the money and challenge might be too much to pull him away.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Someone told me today, he recently signed and renewed a four-year contract. True or hearsay?
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