If Terry Mazany, the interim chief of Chicago Public Schools, is no longer chief upon the arrival of a new mayor, he can at least claim to have performed the impossible: shortening the school day.
In a Chicago Tribune homage to Mr. Mazany upon the “milestone” of his 100th day in office, various achievements were claimed as he threw his predecessor, Ron Huberman, under a school bus. (“The system was in free fall,” Mr. Mazany said.)
Nowhere in a multimedia outreach by Mr. Mazany was there mention of a policy change that makes about as much sense as Gov. Scott Walker’s joining the Wisconsin state employees union. You didn’t think it could happen, but Chicago’s pitifully short school day is getting even shorter.