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Steve Rhodes:

Well, one thing you can say about Huberman is that he’s running the schools as a business.

In the private sector, CEOs and their executives – as well as managers on down the line – get rewarded handsomely for firing people to “right-size” their budgets.

Update: Linda Lutton on WBEZ:

If you’re wondering what the future might look like for schools and marketing, check out Hamilton Elementary. The North Side school came close to death last year, but then won a last-minute reprieve.

PARADIS: And actually what Ron Huberman said was, ‘Why would I close a high performing school that just needs to be marketed for more people?’