And so another voice is eliminated from the opposition to the corporate takeover of public education in America. And if you doubted the role of Broad and Gates and the other oligarchs, here is an infomercial, On Leadership: Eli Broad, from the oligarchs' favorite media charity case, the once-great Washington Post
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty named a former Bush administration official yesterday as his state superintendent of education, replacing Deborah A. Gist, who has resigned to become Rhode Island education commissioner.
Kerri L. Briggs, former assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education under Margaret Spellings, will manage the $380 million agency. The agency's responsibilities include special education, distributing federal grants and setting academic standards.
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Last year, Gist asserted that she had authority over Rhee's plans to restructure schools deemed to be failing under the No Child Left Behind law. But she was overruled by D.C. lawyers. Her name has surfaced in several recent national searches for superintendents, including in St. Louis. . . . .