Brizard plays Eddie Haskell to the CPS board.
For those of you old enough to remember the old Leave it to Beaver show, you will instantly know what I mean when I say that CPS CEO JC Brizard is our town’s own Eddie Haskell.
Over the years, Eddie Haskell has become a cultural stereotype, the insincere ass kisser. Beaver Cleaver’ dad once remarked that “Eddie is so polite, it’s almost un-American.”
Following the successful petition campaign to put an elected school board on the November ballot in Chicago, Brizard has become embarrassing in his defense of Rahm’s appointed millionaire board members, like the union-busting Penny Pritzker.
10,000 names on petitions were submitted to the Board of Elections this past week.
Pritzker, by the way, has been well-rewarded for her service on the school board. She has received millions in TIF money to build a new anti-union Hyatt in Chicago.
In Haskell-like “Golly, Mr. Cleaver” grovel mode we have Brizard:
“I think Chicago really has one of the best school boards ever seen in history. I’ve worked for both, elected and appointed school boards. By far, this is the highest-performing board I have ever seen.”
The best in history?
All of history? Ever? The best?
Damn. Go easy there, Eddie. I mean Jean Claude.