Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is set to issue a letter today to parents outlining the cash-strapped system's budget priorities, saying "We cannot maintain every program at the same funding level as this fiscal year."
A spokeswoman for Chicago Public Schools said it won't provide details of Jean-Claude Brizard's contract for the CEO position because lawyers for both Brizard and the school system are still hashing it out.
Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel defends new Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard in two lawsuits filed during his three years as head of the Rochester, N.Y. public school system, by comparing it to lawsuits the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan once faced.
Jean-Claude Brizard, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's choice as CEO of Chicago Public Schools, likes the idea of merit pay for teachers. But recent studies of existing pay-for-performance efforts suggest it's no panacea.