Claypool Blames Springfield For Principal Exodus

Forrest Claypool responds to a question after Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Claypool will head the embattled Chicago Public Schools Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Chicago.
CPS CEO Forrest Claypool said in a statement that "Chicago students, who are overwhelmingly students of color, are learning in a separate but unequal system." Charles Rex Arbogast / AP, file
Forrest Claypool responds to a question after Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Claypool will head the embattled Chicago Public Schools Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Chicago.
CPS CEO Forrest Claypool said in a statement that "Chicago students, who are overwhelmingly students of color, are learning in a separate but unequal system." Charles Rex Arbogast / AP, file

Claypool Blames Springfield For Principal Exodus

Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool is blaming Springfield politicians, including Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, in part for the recent exodus of principals from the district.

Claypool, along with Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson, say that the lack of funding from Springfield puts the district at risk for losing talent.

This year, 54 principals have either resigned or retired from Chicago Public Schools.

WBEZ’s Yolanda Perdomo reports.

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