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Illinois Governor Seeks Control of School Board

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Illinois Governor Seeks Control of School Board

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Illinois Governor Seeks Control of School Board

Illinois Governor Seeks Control of School Board

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Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich proposes taking over control of the state's education system in a bid to improve student performance. Under his plan, Blagojevich would shift control of Illinois schools from the state Board of Education to a new department reporting to him. Jay Field of Chicago Public Radio reports.

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