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February 11, 2013
What a pleasure and honor to have worked with such a bold and committed servant leader.
February 11, 2013
Arlene was a superb educator and leader. She was my mentor when I was the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Arlene had the courage to confront the bureaucracy, the powerful and special interests. The latter two are consumed with self interest and not the well-being of children. Being an urban city superintendent is the most thankless job in America. Arlene knew that. She would always say, if I can just last three years, then perhaps I can change enough of the system to benefit the children. That was her focus. Philadelphia was a mess and the then Gov and Mayor called her out of retirement at Columbia University to take over the District. When you take into account the increase in student achievement & the stabilization of the District, she was highly successful. However, it was politics that forced her out. Arlene, you were a warrior for our children. I'm sure God knows that and will bless you. Rest in peace, sister.
February 10, 2013
May the Lord comfort you at this difficult time. She will be missed.
February 10, 2013
My condolences for your loss. "Anyone who goes to bat for our deprived and misguided children,is and always will be,a Hero of mine"! May God be pleased with her work. Continued blessing's to the Family! Peace.
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