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CPS scandal continues

Federal investigators have opened a new avenue in their probe of Chicago Public Schools. At the heart of the probe is a $20 million no bid contract to a training organization and its ties to schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett who once worked for the Wilmette based company called SUPES. On Friday, investigators issued subpoenas for the records of a non-profit called The Chicago Education Fund. That group is closely aligned with both Chicago Mayor Emanuel and Governor Rauner, as well as some of the city’s top philanthropists. So what does this all mean and how could it affect the mayor’s efforts to get state help with teacher pension payments and the districts contract talks with the union? We talk about this moment of instability for Chicago’s education landscape with Catalyst Chicago’s Linda Lenz. (Flickr/chicagopublicmedia)

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