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BLOGS: Around The Blogs

Michael Bennet, the Arne Duncan alternative? Gadfly
We still think Arne Duncan is the likely pick for education secretary, but what if, for whatever reason (say, the stench of scandal emanating from the Windy City), Team Obama decides to go in another direction?

Blago was always sleazy on education Small Talk
Back in 2006, I blogged about Blago's funneling of state funds to politically-favored programs, like the dollar-bloated after-school program/political patronage bucket run by Maggie Daley.

Illinois Teachers' Union Says Governor Should Resign EdWeek
The Illinois Education Association is calling for Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich to resign after the governor and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested this morning on corruption and bribery charges.
[Obama agrees.]

SES, Learning, and the Plastic Brain Charlie B
Until fairly recently, most education researchers’ exposure to brain research was at conferences where brightly colored pictures were presented, experts talked about "hard-wiring," and audiences "oohed" and "ahed."

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