Retired Chicago teacher Ken Previti notes that the Chief Accountability Officer and the Chief Financial Officer have resigned their positions at the Chicago Public Schools.


Perhaps Mayor Rahm Emanuel is beginning to wish he had an elected school board, instead of mayoral control. All the chickens seem to be coming home to roost (or as Ken Previti puts it, the rats are deserting a sinking ship).


Emanuel’s first pick as school superintendent was a flop. His second pick was indicted for being part of a multimillion-dollar theft, has admitted her guilt, and is awaiting sentencing.  The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the Mayor can’t cut teachers’ pensions, which are guaranteed in the state constitution.


The Chicago Way of cronyism doesn’t seem to be working well these days.