SUBSCRIPT: Executives get a tub and shower at the new Board offices

Ignoring the fact that she has just had her new office remodeled so as to include a bath and shower, Barbara Byrd Bennett, "Chief Executive Officer" of Chicago's public schools, tried at the November 19, 2014 meeting of the Board to evade the demands made by many (including Michael Brunson, foreground with back to camera) that CPS request a review of the toxic swaps. Substance photo by George N. Schmidt.Barely have the executive offices of Chicago's public schools been moved into the old Sears property at Madison and Dearborn than we learn from reliable sources that the "CEO Suite" has a shower and bath -- while under Aramark's management hundreds of schools don't have toilet paper and soap in the washrooms for the kids and teachers. We somehow doubt that the Chicago Executive Officer of America's third largest school system intends to give the public a tour of the new executive offices between now and the Board of Education's December meeting, scheduled to be held in the "Garden Level" (whatever that means). On other lie that Board members and Byrd Bennett should stop utilizing as if all the rest of us were too dumb to see behind the mendacity of what Board President David Vitale calls "true facts"? They claimed that they had to move out of 125 S. Clark St. becuase it was "underutilized." One of the reasons for that bit o metaphysics is that under Byrd Bennett central administrative offices have been dispersed across the city, thereby hiding how much the Rahm Emanuel Board of Education has expanded its bureaucracy since the ...


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