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The Award for Strangest Ed Tribute to Obama Goes to...

By Michele McNeil — January 07, 2009 1 min read

....Chicago Public Schools for creating a human shrine to the president-elect. Actually, it will be a shrine of humans (in the form of 800 CPS students), mulch, driftwood, bottles, cans, and snow!

According to the press release announcing tomorrow’s event, “students dressed in red, black and white become human ‘drops of paint’ to form a 150-foot living portrait of Barack Obama. The event is the culmination of a five-day Art for the Sky educational program by aerial artist Daniel Dancer.”

There’s no word on whether CPS chief Arne Duncan, Obama’s choice for education secretary, will be one of those human drops of paint.