The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

New Schools CEO in Chicago

May 16, 2011

Rahm Emanuel recently named Jean-Claude Brizard as the next CEO of the Chicago Public Schools. He formerly headed Rochester, New York’s school system, where he did exactly what Rahm wants him to do here: attack teachers, close schools, hand public schools over to private charter operators.

We know what to expect from him: he’ll continue the campaign to dismantle public education, unless Chicago’s students, parents, and teachers force him and Emanuel to step back.