Chicago School Superitendent / Former Rochester school chief – Out after 17 weeks

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, October 12, 2012

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to improve Chicago’s schools are facing yet more upheaval after his hand-picked CEO, Jean-Claude Brizard, resigned just three weeks after the end of the city’s first teachers strike in a quarter century, and only 17 months on the job.

Both men said the decision was mutual and arose after questions about Brizard’s management became a distraction to Emanuel’s ambitious school reform goals.

Brizard was the top man for the Rochester City School District before being selected for the Chicago post