My drawing of Deborah Quazzo from back in June of 2013 when Rahm appointed her to the CPS board.
When hotel heiress Penny Pritzker went to Washington to work in Obama’s cabinet she gave up her seat on Rahm’s appointed school board.
She was replaced by Deborah Quazzo.
It seems it is important for Rahm to have a rich white lady seat on his appointed school board.
Back in June of 2013 I posted a video by the newly appointed member in which she described 13 ways to make money from public schools.
Boy. Does she know how.
Companies that Chicago Board of Education member Deborah Quazzo has an interest in have seen the business they get from the city’s schools system triple since Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed her to the board last year, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.
From 2010 until her June 2013 appointment, the total payout to companies that Quazzo invested in has come to about $930,000, the records show.
Quazzo’s companies have gotten an additional $2.9 million in Chicago Public Schools business in the year and a half since the millionaire venture capitalist joined the board to fill a vacancy left by Penny Pritzker when President Barack Obama named Pritzker commerce secretary.
In all, five companies in which Quazzo has an ownership stake have been paid more than $3.8 million by CPS for ACT prep or online help with reading, writing and math. One of them stands to collect an additional $1.6 million this year from a district contract.
So, I have invented a new verb: “Quazzo.”
As in, “Once again, we have been Quazzoed by the Mayor.”