Tag: Jean Claude Brizard

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, Come Sit Next to Me

The head of Chicago’s public schools, Jean Claude Brizard, says that he “applauds” Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to send his kids to private school. Okay, I get that this is politics and he can’t openly criticize the mayor. But applause?  How about “It’s none of my business”? Or “no comment”? And how does Brizard square that applause with this? It’s really his decision and I don’t think anyone should question what he’s doing for his family and every parent should have that choice. Okay, so if the mayor’s choices for his kids are off limits, why should we applaud them? Why not, you know, maintain a respectful—and judgmental—silence?