Interim CPS CEO discusses future of city's schools

January 25, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Chicago Public Schools interim CEO Terry Mazaney.

If you were given six months to improve Chicago’s public schools, what would you do? That’s the big question facing the interim leader of Chicago Public Schools Terry Mazany. Mazany stepped in when former CEO Ron Huberman resigned last November. But he says the move to CPS is temporary and he has no plans to leave his regular post as president of the Chicago Community Trust.

Chicago’s next mayor will appoint a new CEO to run CPS, the nation’s third-largest school system. So what can Mazany accomplish in the meantime?
To find out "Eight Forty-Eight" talked to the man himself. Terry Mazany also took listeners' questions and comments.

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