WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 23: U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) speaks as the 2013 National Teacher of the Year recipient Jeff Charbonneau (L), a high school science teacher from Zillah, Washington, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (4th L) listen during a Rose Garden event at the White House April 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama held the event to honor the 2013 National Teacher of the Year and finalists for their hard work and dedication in the classroom.
This is not just Mayor Emanuel. This is Arne Duncan. This is our president ... They have set up this national system encouraging charter schools to proliferate at the expense of our neighborhood schools. This isn’t just a Chicago-centric problem. This is a national problem.
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