The woman Mayor Rahm Emanuel plucked from Denver to serve as Chicago’s No. 2 education person is resigning — the fourth high-ranking departure from Chicago Public Schools in recent weeks.
The 5:50 p.m. Friday emailed confirmation of rumors that Chief Education Officer Noemi Donoso was on her way out was immediately seized on by Chicago Teachers Union officials as an indication of the “chaos on Clark Street,’’ where CPS is headquartered.
“Donoso’s departure is an unwelcome signal of instability on the education side and yet another example of the chaos on Clark Street,’’ Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said in a statement. “It appears that anyone who knows anything about teaching and learning has a short shelf life at CPS.’’
Shortshanks went through something like a dozen Chiefs-of-Staff during his tenure. The average shelf life was around 2 years before they left for lucrative private sector and lobbying jobs elsewhere - their reward for putting up with 24 months of Daley's insanity. Rahm is just around a year in office and his CPS team has lost something like 4 top tier members since he took over.
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