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Barbara Byrd-Bennett’s Vision for CPS

     

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    By Kathy Chaney

    Barbara Byrd-Bennett's seat is just getting warm. The New York native, who held the district's Chief Education Officer post for the last six months, was tapped to succeed Jean-Claude Brizard as head of Chicago Public Schools. Having held similar posts in New York, Detroit and Cleveland, Byrd-Bennett said she's up to the challenge

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Illinois Voters Blame Politicians, Not Unions, for Pension Mess

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      The state of Illinois may be facing a fiscal cliff created by an $83 billion unfunded pension liability, and a huge majority of voters say they blame their elected officials for it.

      A new poll from Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV shows 51 percent of Illinois voters blamed the state's politicians alone for Illinois' pension problems, but only 2 percent said

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago