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Chicago Teachers Union unhappy with Claypool's appointment to head of CPS

Chicago Public Schools has a new top dog. Forrest Claypool is a longtime city official. He ran the Parks District in the 1990s, oversaw the CTA during Mayor Emanuel's first term, and in April, became the mayor's latest chief of staff. Now Claypool will take on what he calls the biggest challenge of his career — running the schools during a time of serious financial hardship. The district faces a $1.1 billion budget gap. So, what do teachers think about the changes at the top? We speak with Jesse Sharkey, Vice President of the Chicago Teachers' Union. (Flickr/Bryan McDonald)

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