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Boardwatch August 27, 2008: Board again honors short-term bureaucrats while bashing veteran classroom teachers

The beginning of the public participation section of the Board meeting was delayed, as per Board custom, while the Board praised Cynthia Greenleaf, a lawyer, who was leaving the Board after seven years as “Director of External Relations and Partnerships.” Greenleaf (above, at podium) praised her staff and thanked Arne Duncan and the Board for having allowed her to serve.

For the past five years, the Board has escalated the number of tributes to short-term executive level employees (paid in excess of $100,000 per year) while neglecting teachers and others who give their professional lives to the children of Chicago.



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