I Guess I Was Wrong. Arne Duncan Really Does Favor School Choice

From Ed Morrissey:

Chicago Breaking News reported late last night that former Chicago schools chief and current Secretary of Education Arne Duncan manipulated a system to favor powerful political allies by placing their children in the schools of their choice.  The discovery of a  list, the existence of which had been long denied by the city, and its composition of mainly high-powered political figures calls into question the appeals system used to reconsider applications that had been denied by the top Chicago-area schools:

This is going to be even more fun when this game is applied to jumping the hospital waiting list.


  1. Michael Miller:

    Do you mean jumping the list at the recently re-named Karl Marx Memorial Hospital? Or how about at the Vladimir Lenin Clinic for Advanced Neurosurgery? (for elite party members only!)

  2. dearieme:

    The precedent for jumping the waiting list in British NHS hospitals was established in its early years by "left-wing firebrand" Member of Parliament, Barbara Castle. As we used to sing:-

    It's the same the whole world over
    It's the poor what gets the blame
    It's the rich what gets the pleasure
    Ain't it all a crying shame?

    And what you really want to be rich in is political "pull".

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