SUBSCRIPT: Oh, Yes! And everyone is going to get a FREE PONY, too!

Barbara Byrd Bennett may have gotten away with announcing her "FIVE-YEAR PLAN!!!!" without serious questions from the carefully selected reporters from the tank that the CPS Office of Communications keeps, but the closer one looks, well... As was once said about an ancestor of this Standards and Accountability insanity: There is less to this than meets the eye.

What could be more welcoming at the beginning of a FIVE YEAR PLAN?While the current (she's been in power as CEO at total of NINE MONTHS! -- of course she knows everything you need to know about Chicago's schools... blah, blah blah...

So... While our reporters are trying to get photographs of the hundreds of classrooms that are being destroyed by the BBB EXPRESS and others are getting the narrative accounts of this monstrosity from the victims -- from principals to children, including teachers and all else at the schools -- we expect that every day the people of Chicago will get another round of publicity stunts and craziness from Rahm Emanuel, Barbara Byrd Bennett, or David Vitale. While a few of the Board members are crazily capable of saying anything at any time, most (like our once favorite soccer Mom) are backing off and trying to avoid the limelight.

So we've been trying to predict what comes after IPADS and AIR CONDITIONING and FIVE-YEAR PLANS.

You guessed it...

We hear Beaky Carroll is poised to announced that Rahm has formed a PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP with WALMART and ELI BROAD to give every child who arrived on time at the WELCOMING SCHOOL a pony...


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