Friday, August 25, 2006

Goofy Proposal

Also from the Sun Times:
  • Mayor Daley suggested Thursday that high school be extended for a fifth year to defray college education costs now squeezing working poor and middle-class families.
Call us silly, but aren't quite a few high school kids, especially in the Chicago Public School system, already doing a fifth year of high school? Six years if you count all the summer school.

And how is extending high school a year going to help anyone? Isn't that just going to screw Illinois property taxpayers by dumping more money into a failed state system that can't get huge percentages of it's "graduates" into to even complete college anyway? Too many teachers can barely (and we mean barely) teach their subject at a high school level. Where is he planning on getting teachers qualified to teach AP-type or college level courses?

Oh yeah, right. The casino money.

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about these colleges make tuition more affordable. Like health care,tuitions are more than triple the rate of inflation. The average family has to go into debt up to their necks to put a kid through school. And God help you if you have two or more college age students at once.

8/25/2006 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC
you are correct when you stated that many cps students already spend five to six years in high school. I use to work at a high school on the north side, it was normal to see kids with straight "f's" on their report cards and then brag about it. Funny how many of them were crying when they had to go to summer school or were kicked out.

The only kids worth helping are those who want help and actually try to succeed, the rest should sent to some sort of mandatory boot camp for bust out students.

Stay safe

8/25/2006 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger Omnibus Driver said...

My first thought when I saw that was that the drop-out rate will go sky high if that happens. Sigh.

8/25/2006 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From all the 018th District Officers who just sat there and now want to complain this goes out to Supt. Cline:
For he's a jolly good fella
for he's a jolly good fella
for he's a jolly good fellaaaaaa
That nobody can deny.

Dear Supt.please have Meeks and Jesse attend our roll call and bring the collection basket so we can toss our balls in there!! Gotta love the newbreed on this job !

8/25/2006 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mandatory military, your choice of branch, 1-2 yrs

8/25/2006 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's get Topinka in office and get that casino!
I believe I can speak for all of us when I say we need some tax relief here!

8/25/2006 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Al Gore said...

SCC,

This "comment approval" thing is bullshit. I'm done with this site.

Go back to instant posts or I will shut this whole thing down.

If you don't believe me, then test me.

Remember, I invented this shit.

8/25/2006 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous NYPD RANT said...

NYPD members opine on the 18th Dist. ROLL CALL debacle.

Go to NYPD RANT and search for thread entitled "ROLL CALL".

8/25/2006 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOS...When wearing all your department medals realize how much weight they hold and how much faster you will sink with them on.

8/25/2006 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.cpdstar.org/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx

8/25/2006 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous cloudy thinking said...

Just an extended babysitting gig at the taxpayers expense. Someone should check for lead paint, asbestos and air quality levels at city hall. Something is very much amiss.

8/25/2006 04:58:00 PM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

Hey SCC: I noticed sometimes a "comments deleted by administrator" slug on threads. Curious why that appears. Don't you just prevent them from being posted in the first place or are there some posts that you decide to delete after the fact?

8/25/2006 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Department should do what Cincinati PD did to their commuity. Stop chasing those gun toting savages, just set up the crime scenes, take the reports and make the notifications, you guys should let them destroy whatever little they have left within their community. Fvck them, lets the strayed bullets fly.

From the NYPD Rant. This is a great idea.

8/25/2006 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTIONS THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE 018TH DISTRICT. IF IT WAS CLINE, THE FOP SHOULD BE PROPOSING A NO CONFIDENCE VOTE IN THE SUPERINTENDENT. IF IT WAS IN FACT STARKS, HE SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE REMOVED FROM HIS POSITION. SOMEONE SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS. WE HAVE DONE NOTHING TO DESERVE THIS TREATMENT. WE ARE NOT POLITICIANS, WE ARE PUBLIC SERVANTS, WHO SOMETIMES MAKE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN VERIFY WHERE THIS DECISION CAME FROM TO HAVE POLICE OFFICERS SUBJECTED TO THIS ABUSE?

8/25/2006 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly happened up there?? What was said, and by whom??

8/26/2006 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when do we , as police officers, deserve to be in a position that we can say....we are above all, no matter what..it applies to you mr. citizen...but not me because I am the police..if any of you cant breath or eat what has been part of this job since day one ..then QUIT!
Nobody told you on day one that everybody would love you..
If that police recruiter who came to your door and begged you to join CPD and that everyone and all would respect you and make you just like starsky& hutch...then he lied.
This may come as a shock to a lot of you but...there are a few dozen diferent varieties of police in chicago..there are politics and there is a certain degree of nepotism..IT AINT FUCKIN NEW..
ITS BEEN HERE FOR GENERATIONS!!
Wake up.. stop the pussy whinning.
Be a man..be the POLICE..
the fat cats @ city hall love this.. CFD loves it..and the G just gobbles it up..the very ego trip that gives you the pretend balls to whine the way you do was built on generations of cops that did what they had to do...with much less..for much less but for a lot more in the hope it would get better..thats us STUPID!!!!

8/26/2006 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Gore said...
SCC,

This "comment approval" thing is bullshit. I'm done with this site.

Go back to instant posts or I will shut this whole thing down.

If you don't believe me, then test me.

Remember, I invented this shit.

8/25/2006 04:01:44 PM

Goodbye, good riddens, go f@#k yourself. This is the best thing that happened to this site.

What, are you ole, or a guy who got turned down by female A/2 Detectives, or maybe you are just a moron who can't figure out how to write on a shithouse wall.

If you take this site down, we will get Caruso to take you out.

8/26/2006 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/26/2006 04:00:43 AM

Amen and thank you!

8/26/2006 07:09:00 AM  
Blogger CalumetCopper said...

Here's NY's take on the bullshit in 018:

http://p066.ezboard.com/fnypdrant64609frm1.showMessage?topicID=42459.topic

::Stay Safe Troops::

8/26/2006 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you need tax relief and i need affordable housing. the way things are looking we will both get what we want soon. OR did you mean you want your house to still be way over valued and not pay the high taxes associated with that high value ?

8/26/2006 05:20:00 PM  

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