During a 10-minute speech punctuated by sniffles and sobs, former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett told the judge she takes responsibility for her crimes.
A ruling is due Friday on a CPS request for a preliminary injunction against the state over what it claims is an unfair school-funding system.
Barbara Byrd-Bennett sat down with federal agents in April 2015. Then the CPS CEO “lied about just about everything,” prosecutors say.
The dream of a single application for secondary schools won’t be a reality for years because charter schools aren’t part of the common application.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel left little doubt after Wednesday’s hearing to stave off an early closing of Chicago Public Schools.
Officials with the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools hoped to save money by enticing teachers to bite at a retirement bonus, but too few applied.
Ald. Ricardo Munoz accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s handpicked school team of stonewalling his request for information about its financial crisis.