Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel has tapped Jean-Claude Brizard, former CEO of
Rochester City Schools, to be the next head of Chicago Public Schools.
Well, let's see, I like his name! I'll have to continue my reading
about him, but so far, for the past couple of days, all I'm seeing with
very few exceptions, is that this guy comes with little endorsements,
from anyone. The people of Rochester are not thrilled that he broke his
contract to come to Chicago, but not exactly sorry to see him go. Like
the guy you want to break up with, you want to be the one saying "This
isn't working out". Although the outcome is the same, he's out of your
life, you are still a little pissed that he broke up with you first.
This makes me feel Chicago is getting sloppy seconds. Rochester is more
or less intimating "We were not a good fit, but who knows Chicago, you
two could be a great match". I've been out of the dating scene for a
long time, but as memory serves, these "he was a jerk to me but maybe
won't be to you" never, ever work out.