New teacher union contract approved

  The Chicago Board of Education approved the new three-year Chicago Teachers Union contract Tuesday

The action came at the board's first meeting with its new CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

  She replaced Jean Claude Brizzard three weeks after the teachers returned to the classroom following a bitter strike.

  Brizzard resigned by mutual agreement after only 17-months on the job after "constant questions" about his leadership became a distraction to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's reform goals.

  Byrd-Bennett will receive $250,000 dollars a year for three years, the same base salary as her predecessor. 

 

 

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