Revelations that President Barack Obama's top education official kept a log of calls from powerful people trying to get students into top Chicago high schools when he ran the massive district have raised new questions about the city's admissions practices, reports the Associated Press. Still, observers said March 24, former Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan's political standing probably will not suffer unless it is determined he or his office pressured school authorities to admit specific students during his tenure. "Obviously you want to rule out the possibility of anyone acting to unduly influence admissions," said William Trent, an education...

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