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From The Newsroom: Where 'Home Rule' Came From; The Dark Side Of 'Kawaii' Art

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Allison V. Smith
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for NPR
Former US Education Secretary Margaret Spellings talks to Rick Holter in today's Friday Conversation.

In today's Morning Edition local block from the KERA Newsroom: We’ve been following the plan to remake Dallas ISD schools known as “home rule.” Rick Holter gets to the source of the controversial plan and talks to someone who had a major role in writing the home rule law: Former US Education Secretary Margaret Spellings. She now heads the George W. Bush Presidential Center. And Jerome weeks finds the dark side of world-renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, who makes childlike, whimsical images in the "kawaii" style and just screened his debut children’s film Jellyfish Eyes at the Dallas Museum of Art.