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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • Fresh start

     
    The Tribune editorial today on Jean-Claude Brizard, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's controversial choice to run the city schools, bore the headline “Give him a chance.” And it drew a swift, crisp response from Brizard's loudest critic and biggest...
  • Brisard / Brizard

     
    An intriguing paragraph in this morning's profile of Jean-Claude Brizard, 47, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's choice to run the Chicago Public Schools: "Our parents instilled hard work in us. Education was the key," said Brizard's brother Jeff Brisard, an...
  • More salaries online

     
    A commenter noted that the public school teacher / administrator salary database is a nice companion to Chicago's nifty new salary database of all current city employees. I'm a city resident, and I'm more than OK with the recently announced......
  • Weeks in Review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight -- The Week in Review (WTTW,Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman with Charles Thomas, ABC-7 News; Lorraine Forte,....
  • Confused teachers' union steamrollered by City Hall

     
    In any big wrangle about school reform, teachers unions start at a disadvantage: They don't speak for the children. Those promoting change — be they parents, administrators, politicians or outsiders with grand theories — can presume (or...
  • Message to Chicago teachers from the boss

     
    This afternoon, Jean-Claude Brizard Chief Executive Officer of teh Chicago Public Schools, sent out this letter: Dear Teachers and School Staff: As you know, providing every Chicago Public School student with a longer school day that includes 90 minutes...
  • A tale of two schools -- One South Side elementary thrives while a similar school nearby struggles

     
    Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard wanted to add what he called a “wrinkle” to the conversation about public education. “I was at a school a few days ago, late last week, on the far, far South Side of the......
  • Brizard failed to sway the rank and file to a longer school day this year

     
    If you’re keeping score at home, which I happen to be, the tally looks to be stuck: Chicago Public Schools –13 Chicago Teachers Union – 470 That’s 13 city public elementary schools where the teachers have voted to extend their........
  • Counter-offer / concession: Schools chief suggests school-time issue compromise truce

     
    From Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO, Chicago Public Schools To: Karen Lewis, president, Chicago Teachers Union September 30, 2011 Dear Karen: As I outlined in my voicemail earlier today, thirteen schools have so far elected to join the Longer School Day...
  • Steps needed to correct deftness deficit at the CTU

     
    Friday's print column is an expanded version of an earlier blog post on this site. Karen Lewis should step down as president of the Chicago Teachers Union. Her latest gaffe — delivering several ill-chosen remarks during a speech in Seattle......
  • Parent power

     
    UPDATED Story: Under pressure from parents groups opposed to a 7-hour school day, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he is scaling back his proposal to a 7-hour day for public elementary schools next fall....CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard said the mayor......