Byrd-Bennett asks judge for less jail time. Says she wants to be a schools consultant.
Don't You Love It When The Corp. Ed Reform Circus Comes to Town
If you need ** ANYTHING** let me know. A cocktail, some laughing, a quick run to the casino, we’re here for you!!!” -- Vranas to Byrd-Bennett in 2012.
“You guys are my family away from home,” she responded. “CASINO….hmmmmm (:”While prosecutors are calling for at least a seven-year sentence for convicted felon and former Chicago schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, she is asking the court for half that. She also told the judge, she'd rather do "community service" as a schools consultant.
According to the Sun-Times:
“Barbara wants to help others learn from her mistakes,” defense attorney Michael Scudder wrote in a 27-page sentencing memo published Friday. “She believes that superintendents and school districts across the nation need to redouble their efforts to avoid conflicts of interest with consultants and providers.”In other words, BBB would like to spend the next few years on the outside, warning school districts against hiring or consulting with people like herself. Brilliant!
I'm in the process of checking out rumors that she also asked the judge if she can have her own pillow, in case she has to do some time.
I can relate to that. I can't sleep a wink with hotel pillows.
She also wants her partners in crime, Gary Solomon and Tom Vranas who profited the most from the $20M rip-off of CPS, to pay the restitution costs. It's only fair, since she Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Byrd-Bennett asks judge for less jail time. Says she wants to be a schools consultant.: