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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:04 PM

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard out by ‘mutual agreement’

Source: Chicago Sun-Times



Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s premier hires, is out by “mutual agreement” with City Hall after just 17 months on the job, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

Brizard was Emanuel’s pick to lead CPS and push through the mayor’s aggressive education agenda. But with the city’s first teachers strike in 25 years in the rear view mirror and a new contract to be implemented, Emanuel said it’s “time for a clean break.”

Brizard leaves his $250,000-a-year job to be permanently replaced with Barbara Byrd-Bennett, a former teacher, principal and Cleveland schools CEO who has been filling in as Chicago’s interim chief education officer for the past six months.

Byrd-Bennett, 62, played a pivotal role in negotiating an end to the strike — and upstaged Brizard in the process. Terms of Brizard’s exit were still being finalized, but are expected to include a full-year’s salary.



Read more: http://www.suntimes.com/15699019-761/chicago-public-schools-ceo-jean-claude-brizard-out-by-mutual-agreement.html

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Starry Messenger Oct 2012 OP
Sancho Oct 2012 #1
Starry Messenger Oct 2012 #3
Mrs. Ted Nancy Oct 2012 #2
madrchsod Oct 2012 #4
DeSwiss Oct 2012 #5
Vidar Oct 2012 #6
Starry Messenger Oct 2012 #7

Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:22 PM

1. very interesting...

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Response to Sancho (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:23 PM

3. Very.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:46 PM

2. He fails every place he goes. (nm)

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:27 PM

4. hey! hey! hey! good bye!

you won`t be missed. if i remembered right he failed in boston and he failed in chicago.

maybe duncan will hire him.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:30 PM

5. Another brilliant manuever maestro!



- K&R

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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 04:38 AM

6. Too bad they couldn't get rid of Rahm at the same time.

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Response to Vidar (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:29 AM

7. True.

But it will be interesting to see how this develops. Coming on the heels of the teachers' strike, this feels like a white flag being raised.

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