Answering questions I wasn’t asked . . .

The front-page headline to the lead story in the Sunday Tribune asked: “25 years after the death of HAROLD WASHINGTON, are black Chicagoans BETTER OR WORSE OFF?”

And on October 31, Carol Marin sat down with the new CEO of the Chicago Public Schools on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight and wondered:

“In the time I’ve been a reporter here I can name Paul Vallas, Arnie Duncan, Ron Huberman, Terry Mazany, J.C. Brizard, and now you as superintendent. Every one that I have named is a really smart person committed and hopeful about the transformation of the public schools systems. All the others have not succeeded though they’ve tried. What makes you think that you will be different?”