Word is Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has spoken with Giannoulias about chairmanship of the Chicago City Colleges board and Gov. Quinn has chatted with Giannoulias about heading the Illinois Community College board. (Giannoulias, who was a major supporter of community colleges, is also a close friend and hoop shooting buddy of U.S. Education czar Arne Duncan.) Stay tuned."
If Giannoulias, Duncan's buddy, is appointed Chair of the Board of the CCC, then the direct link between the White House through its Department of Education is cemented. On a weekly basis, the possibility grows of the CCC being turned into Obama's poster child for his student-tracking plan to misguide students into job-training credentials disguised as higher education degrees.