October 12th, 2012
01:42 AM ET

Chicago schools CEO is out

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has lost his job, a city spokeswoman said Thursday.

The announcement comes weeks after the city went through an acrimonious eight-day strike.

It was unclear Thursday why he lost his job.

Brizard was one of many officials who applauded the end of the school strike last month.

"With this agreement now, we have the foundation for transformation," he said at the time.

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  1. Pablo

    Fire the whole city. Chicago is a broken blight upon the landscape. Sick people, sick results.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    People who work year-round do not garner 80k as is the average salary of a chicagoan does. Therefore, that argument of an increased pay is, moot.
    However, I do agree, that the teachers should, and have every right, to fight for better job security. The notion that students failing grades are in some way, the teachers fault, is perposterous!
    It is the schools and parents responsibility to ensure a safe and nurturing environment, that gives the teacher/student the foundation to achieve learning.
    Finally, I will address the written material in our school system by borrowing apart of Auden's (September 1, 1939)
    "Accurate scholarship can
    Unearth the whole offence
    From Luther until now"
    *Accurate* being the approtive word...
    That has driven a culture mad

    October 13, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    Pulling my hair out!

    "From Luther until now"
    *Accurate* being the approtive word...
    That has driven a culture mad"

    Should read:
    "...From Luther until now that has driven a culture mad..."
    "*Accurate* being the approtive word..."

    October 13, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    I have to re-post this for cohesiveness sake. The following is the corrected version.

    People who work year-round do not garner 80k as is the average salary of a chicagoan does. Therefore, that argument of an increased pay is, moot.
    However, I do agree, that the teachers should, and have every right, to fight for better job security. The notion that students failing grades are in some way, the teachers fault, is perposterous!
    It is the schools and parents responsibility to ensure a safe and nurturing environment, that gives the teacher/student the foundation to achieve learning.
    Finally, I will address the written material in our school system by borrowing apart of Auden's (September 1, 1939)
    "Accurate scholarship can
    Unearth the whole offence
    From Luther until now
    That has driven a culture mad"
    *Accurate* being the approtive word...

    October 13, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |