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Chicago’s Gay School Chief Ron Huberman Quits Before New Mayor Steps In

Ron Huberman is leaving behind his $230,000-a-year job as head of Chicago’s schools on Nov. 29 (“to spend more time with family”), weeks before Mayor Richard Daley (who appointed him to the post) will be replaced by Rahm Emanuel, or whoever wins the mayoral election. The Chicago Tribune calls Huberman’s exit “anticipated” but his departure before the school semester ends comes as a surprise to some. The former police officer makes his exit before seeing to fruition some of his most ambitious projects in the troubled school district (and the nation’s third-largest), including a a $40 million anti-violence project. Then again he does ditch the gig before the real fun begins: The Chicago Teachers Union contract expires in June 2012, and Illinois is not a state that prohibits teachers from striking. Yikes.

[photo via Chicago Mag]

By:          jd
On:           Nov 5, 2010
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    • Todd

      Huberman is smoking hot!

      Nov 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edgyguy1426

      I don’t think he’s been in any major job (head of CTA, CPS) long enough to prove himself as a leader, not through fault of his own though, Daley wanted him for CPS head so he left the CTA, and now with a new mayor coming aboard, he was most likely going anyway. I wonder what he’s capable of? And yeah, smokin hot.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree

      Yes, Huberman is hot. First time I saw him on TV (WGN, lol) I bet a friend Ron was gay. Friend said “no way”—she still owes me ten bucks! He’s finer than many of the guys in Morning Goods!

      He has an MBA from Univ. of Chicago and probably could have his pick of jobs in City or State gov’t if wanted to. I don’t think School chief was his ideal job.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he briefly left public service to work corporate and then maybe runs for politics. Who knows.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      I hate him. He is hot, well paid, young, and smart enough to know when it’s time to leave a gig. Damn him to hell! – BOQB

      Nov 5, 2010 at 8:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shouldn't certain gay sites & their commenters stop bullying gays too? ( John from England)


      Why did you get the arrow down??!

      Nov 6, 2010 at 3:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er

      @Shouldn’t certain gay sites & their commenters stop bullying gays too? ( John from England): Probably because some loser didn’t like his spelling or the way he phrased it or some odd way of thinking about these posts. I hate these thumb down/up things. It’s a popularity contest, not a true indication of meaningful dialog.

      That said, yes to SMOKING HOT!!!

      Nov 6, 2010 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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