Obama's New School Chief Supported Creating Gay High School in Chicago

**UPDATE** Duncan also tied to Chicago Annenberg Challenge organization employing terrorist William Ayers

So, how often do you think that the Old Media will mention that Barack Obama's choice for Secretary of Education, Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan, supported to be opened in Chicago a gay, lesbian and transgender high school? Any takers?

I have looked over many of the stories on Obama's pick for Sec of Ed, but seen mention of his support of the gay high school only a few times. Only three stories mentioned it out of the first 20 I checked. Even the Wall Street Journal didn't mention it in their announcement of the Obama pick.

Of that gay-friendly school, Duncan was quoted by Chicago land news outlets in October.

"If you look at national studies, you see gay and lesbian students with high dropout rates...Studies show they are disproportionately homeless," Duncan said. "I think there is a niche there we need to fill."

One wonders if Duncan will bring this proposal with him to Washington D.C. and attempt to force school systems all across the country to start up their own gay, lesbian and transgender schools?

So, shall we take bets to see how often this gets brought up?

Update to add...

Education Week reported on the connections of Arne Duncan and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, the far left organization that tried to shut out researchers from finding out about Barack Obama's connection to terrorist William Ayers during the campaign. (Ed. Week is a subscription site, but I found another place that had the full article reproduced )

In the Ed. Week article, Ken Rolling, the executive director of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge and a former associate director of the Woods Fund, said that Duncan relied on the Annenberg Challenge to assist him in programing the Chicago Public Schools agenda.

Mr. Rolling said the research project helped shape the agenda for Arne Duncan, the current chief executive officer of the Chicago schools, especially on improving teacher quality.

So, there is another unsavory aspect of Duncan's connections. Will the media report it?

(Photo credit: An AP file photo courtesy of the Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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