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Update: Chicago "Clout List" Revealed

CPS secret clout list

After a FOIA and a year's delay, Chicago Public Radio has unearthed the infamous "clout list" from the Arne Duncan era in Chicago -- highly redacted but revealing the process through which VIPs sought to get their own or their friends' kids into selective schools.


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The clout lists are not suprising to me and should not be to anyone else. We all want our monies worth. It does not matter if we are buying a car or buying access to money and power. Those of use who can't afford to be in the game want to change the rules. But would not change the rules to benefit our purpose?

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