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But BBB somehow interpreted that as: ""Everybody got it that we really needed to close schools..."
The buffo pronouncement followed her call to ban the popular award-winning book, Persepolis, from the city's middle grades reading lists.
The last thing we heard from the CEO was that she had this school-closing safety thing under control. That must have done it. Since then, nothing.
I see a short notice in Today's Tribune. Byrd-Bennett is due to come out of hiding on June 18th, 6 p.m. at the Chase Auditorium, 10. S. Dearborn, when she will join Trib editor Bruce Dold for a discussion about, "the performance and the promise of Chicago schools." Doesn't get any more softball than that, I suppose. But, readers are assured there will be time for "audience questions". The only catch is that you will be charged $20 just to get in the door to meet this public servant.
I guess they don't want a bunch of us, can't-afford-a-sawbuck riff-raff coming in and doing mic-checks.