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With Byrd-Bennett Officially Out, Should Rahm Give Paul Vallas Another Crack at Running Chicago Public Schools?

Not long before the resignation this morning of Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett, I sat down for a talk with one of her predecessors, Paul Vallas. If that name sounds familiar it’s because Vallas’s latest public gig was as Pat Quinn’s running mate. As the federal criminal investigation into a $20.5 million no-bid contract has continued, Vallas’s name has popped up as a possible replacement.