Chicago Park District board for the last two years – 2001 in Review

Chicago Park District board for the last two years – 2001 in Review – Brief Article

Kimiyo Naka

Michael Scott, an African American and chairman of the Chicago Park District board for the last two years, is elected president of the Chicago Board of Education. Three days later, the board appoints a new chief executive officer, Arne Duncan, formerly chief of staff for departed schools chief Vallas. Mayor Richard M. Daley tapped Duncan and Scott after apparent dissatisfaction with the pace of school reform under Vallas and former board President Gery Chico. Some African American leaders, including Rev. Jackson, question whether Duncan has enough experience for the job.

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