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The Urgent Need in Urban Education

Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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The Urgent Need in Urban Education What Leigh McGuigan really cares about, she says, is “fundamentally changing urban education... making it work for kids.” McGuigan no longer works in Cleveland. The former Director of Innovative Schools for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District abruptly left that foundation-funded post this Spring, after she and schools CEO Eugene Sanders agreed she was “not a good fit.” Tuesday morning at 9, McGuigan joins us to talk about the challenges facing urban school districts across the country and what she sees as the most effective solutions.

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Leigh McGuigan former Director of Innovative Schools, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

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Alyson 8:49 AM 7/7/09

A woman called in to suggest payments to parents.  You want tax payers to pay parents for acting like parents?  Well, in that case, I should get paid for paying my taxes, mowing my lawn and taking out my trash.  How could you expect a person without children who already has to pay for pulic education to agree to pay a parent to raise their children?

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