Over the past two years, the district's administrative structure has been in flux, moving from two associate superintendents to one and from two academic officers to one. Also, a number of faces rotated in other positions, including the district's student affairs director.
Durflinger said some jobs could be combined, and others possibly eliminated.
I ASSume that the new organizational chart will be revealed in the 2010-2011 budget, which needs to be approved by September 30th.
New Organization Chart for CPS Shows that Educators Are No Longer Welcome in Huberman's Executive Ranks
August 16, 2010
One of the many major political changes in Chicago revealed in Ron Huberman's 2010 - 2011 proposed budget for Chicago's public schools is that trained professional educators are definitely not welcome in the executive ranks of Chicago's public schools. The unprecedented and radical change in governance amounts to a virtual coup d'etat against professionalism in public education in the city that has been pioneering much of what has become the national model for corporate "school reform."
A few details are necessary for the reader to fully understand what is taking place in Chicago. On Page 314 (print edition) of the Proposed Budget, 2010 - 2011, Huberman, for the first time, provides the public with his organization chart. The chart shows that while claiming a budget "deficit" for the past seven months, the Chief Executive Officer of Chicago's public school system has been adding to the ranks of unqualified outsiders running most key departments — and almost all of the ever-expanding "Area Offices."
In a dramatic shift that even goes beyond what his predecessor, Arne Duncan, tried, Huberman has relegated those with classroom and school-based principal experience in Chicago to the sidelines.
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