Monday, June 15, 2009

Fake Students?

In a City of fake voters, ghost pay rollers, and imaginary minority front firms, is anyone really surprised that the Chicago Public Schools system was (and continues) to use imaginary attendance figures to get a bigger slice of the federal pie?
  • Attendance records obtained by the Tribune show that a handful of chronically truant students at Bowen Environmental Studies Team High School on the South Side were rarely marked absent. Instead they were listed as being on "school function" -- such as field trips -- for at least a month at a time. One girl was placed on "school function" for 50 straight school days, according to attendance sheets.
How about the Tribune look into system-wide inflation of attendance numbers, especially on Day One, always an entertaining event where children and families have to be lured to school with promises of free book bags, school supplies, trips and a car, instead of because it's the right thing to do if you want to get an education and a job later in life:
  • Research shows that regular attendance is crucial to students' success. Public school districts receive state and federal money based on how many students are in school, so when kids drop out, funding dries up. Chicago's district estimates losing $18 million to $20 million a year in state money because of dropouts and truancy. Student attendance also helps determine staffing levels -- and whether school employees keep their jobs.
Um...we must be extra dense today, but could someone explain how the CPS loses $18 - $20 million a year if they aren't spending it on the kids that don't show up? Shouldn't that be listed as a savings?

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43 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does any of this corruption in this city even surprise anyone anymore? I dont think that there could be scandal in the most corrupt city in the country that a life long resident of Chicago would be surprised by.

6/15/2009 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I attended a grade school graduation the other day and the President of a city college gave a speech. He told the children they needed to follow 4 rules to graduate high school. 1. Attend everyday, 2. Be on time, 3. Greet the teacher and 4. Smile. I waited for him to say study and do your work but he never said that.

6/15/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait till one of these piece of shit students get jammed up in an arresst. All he or she has to say is I's be in school that day and your case goes right into the toilet, Especially, if the liberal teacher signed the absent student in as present and accounted for. Tha courts use student attendance like the Department uses A and A's. It is a binding document. Thanks Richie. Just so you can get your money.

6/15/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't this happen under Arne Duncan's watch? And now Lubermans? Whos accountable?

6/15/2009 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The department's been "managing" the numbers for years.

Does this really come as a surprise to anyone?

6/15/2009 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put them in jail for robbing the states money$

6/15/2009 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget giving away video game systems. That prize should encourage kids to show up to school on a regular basis.

6/15/2009 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"could someone explain how the CPS loses $18 - $20 million a year if they aren't spending it on the kids that don't show up?"

The state doesn't pay for students who aren't in school. That's why attendance is taken daily, I believe.

6/15/2009 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

children and families have to be lured to school with promises of free book bags, school supplies, trips and a car,


You forgot to mention money and computers

6/15/2009 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh and a college education from Bill Gates

6/15/2009 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bowen.....why is it even open?????

6/15/2009 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fake attendance, fake learning. Hubermann is in over his head. Where is Chuck Goudie now? Does this constitute fraud with federal` funds? What else are they covering up?

6/15/2009 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Could someone explain how the CPS loses $18 - $20 million a year if they aren't spending it on the kids that don't show up?"

Yes, just count the number or reported computer thefts from cps, and the other thefts of computers on loan to various teachers/students to take home.

6/15/2009 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous 38 and Gone said...

And when your child goes to school every day, gets good grades, and does great on ACTs and SATs who gwets the scholarship money?

6/15/2009 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. Huberman will get to the bottom of this. Oh, the bottom. Don't forget the lube.

Mike Masters. Mike Masters.

6/15/2009 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OffiCial Misconduct, Fraud, Theft By Deception charges on any Poard OfEd employyess involvd with this. If it was the police with summin like this it would be all over the national news. HUBERMANWICH fired!!!

6/15/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I attended a grade school graduation the other day and the President of a city college gave a speech. He told the children they needed to follow 4 rules to graduate high school. 1. Attend everyday, 2. Be on time, 3. Greet the teacher and 4. Smile. I waited for him to say study and do your work but he never said that.

6/15/2009 12:30:00 AM
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They don't need to study or do any work. Showing up is enough to get a passing grade these days.

No child left behind = no child educated worth a damn

6/15/2009 09:21:00 AM  
Blogger Stop the presses/ Patrick said...

Let’s take a look at the free lunch program as well. For instance take a community like Ashburn on the southwest side, how does a school which serves a community that is made up of over 70% single family homes have 90 % of their students on the free lunch program? You can afford a home, but you can’t provide lunch for your children? Remember Ashburn has many cops, fireman, postal workers, etc. But they can’t afford to feed their children. You can bet your life that when a certain school performs poorly they will blame it on poverty and the lack of good nutrition. They will be quick to throw out the free lunch program numbers as proof, to conceal poor teaching, poor learning, poor parenting and a broken public school system that keeps feeding the students to the gangs, a life of poverty and government dependency.

6/15/2009 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger Stop the presses/ Patrick said...

The mainstream media wouldn’t do it. So we are trying to get your important messages to the American people. 49 This post is a suggested read at, http://aresay.blogspot.com/

6/15/2009 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey daley instaed of spending billions of "our" hard earned tax dollars building new zoo's for the animals, how about filling up all the open slots? Stop spending asshole, we have no more room at the inn! If these illegals want school move out, to the burbs better schools and save us "our" money!

6/15/2009 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I attended a grade school graduation the other day and the President of a city college gave a speech. He told the children they needed to follow 4 rules to graduate high school. 1. Attend everyday, 2. Be on time, 3. Greet the teacher and 4. Smile. I waited for him to say study and do your work but he never said that.

6/15/2009 12:30:00 AM

Probably another cps dumbass gradumated!

6/15/2009 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story about 1 school in the entire CPS system is NOT the tip of the iceberg regarding bogus attendance figures. It is the pin head on top of the tip of the iceberg. Remember the 15 year old kid shot and burned on the southside in May? His family said he had not been to school since October. I bet he was listed as an active student. Ask guys from our Fugitive Apprehension Unit about CPS records. They have access to records of active students in the CPS system to check against Investgative Alerts and warrants. I personally know of two kids that never showed up at their listed school since day one this year! Yet for years and years and years Daley and CPS told of "record breaking attendance" on the first day of school. Finally someone looked into this BS.

6/15/2009 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares? Even the ones that are there really arent! CPS is the biggest waste of taxpayers dollars! CPS students are a bunch of losers! I read last week that the valedictorian of Senn had a 3.68 grade point average and scored a 24 on the ACT! WHAT A JOKE!!! That couldnt even get you into U of I! CPS = bad joke

6/15/2009 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some one needs to shine some light on this.

6/15/2009 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about FAKE COPS!

According to one of our Pension Board Rep. we had 13,254 people making contributions last payday.

Where the hell are they?!?!

Maybe there are GHOST PAYROLLERS, people on our payroll who collect a check, make pension contributions, and retire after the minimum time, but they are not cops, never work a day as a cop.

There are plenty of armed secretaries and clerks, but you have to wonder how deep tthe corruption goes in this city.

6/15/2009 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luberman, I mean Huberman, will make sure that everything runs smoothly there from now on. And since part of his responsibilities as head of the schools involves security, he'll reapply for his police pension at his current salary.

6/15/2009 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um...we must be extra dense today, but could someone explain how the CPS loses $18 - $20 million a year if they aren't spending it on the kids that don't show up? Shouldn't that be listed as a savings?

No, no. Definately a loss, you just have to wear these 3-D glasses here so you can see it.

Is it clear yet? Push them a little closer to your nose. Just keep looking.

---not a cop

6/15/2009 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

children and families have to be lured to school with promises of free book bags, school supplies, trips and a car,


You forgot to mention money and computers

6/15/2009 05:07:00 AM

What happened to get to school before I kick your ass? Cuz, that's what I got.

6/15/2009 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fake students, why not? The police department has exempt members who are fake leaders. The city has a mayor who is a fake leader. We can go on forever. The one thing Chicago is: consistent.

6/15/2009 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chicago= scam city.

6/15/2009 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's accountable? You are if one of these "students" shoots somebody.

They will only want to know why we didn't prevent it.

6/15/2009 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only are we building vast new "multicultural academies" to physically accomodate -- if not educate -- the swarming offspring of an ever-increasing number of loud, demanding, obnoxious, non-productive semi-families and a flood of illegal aliens, the sons-of-bitches are inventing more of them on paper.

To what extent are these ginned-up figures used to justify local property tax increases, as well as to worsen the state and federal tax burden?

Like everything else in Chicago, the "education" racket appears to be an ongoing criminal enterprise.

6/15/2009 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait till one of these piece of shit students get jammed up in an arresst. All he or she has to say is I's be in school that day and your case goes right into the toilet, Especially, if the liberal teacher signed the absent student in as present and accounted for. Tha courts use student attendance like the Department uses A and A's. It is a binding document. Thanks Richie. Just so you can get your money.

6/15/2009 12:38:00 AM


Good point. I used to work in a substance abuse treatment program. Some lazy ass counselor was known for back dating all her progress notes for groups, and by memory. One day a client went out a committed a murder, lawyer requested records of the progress notes which had him marked present for group and guess who got away with murder?

6/15/2009 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um...we must be extra dense today, but could someone explain how the CPS loses $18 - $20 million a year if they aren't spending it on the kids that don't show up? Shouldn't that be listed as a savings?

Sorry SCC, that is a loss. Just like our details that have a special event #, and you alluded to in the top half of your post, its federal money. They get it if everyone shows up, but suppose their expenses are only 40% of what the feds gave them? You don't suppose they give the rest of that money back, do you? That is considered a 60% profit, and if the kids don't show, they 'lose' their profit.

6/15/2009 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I attended a grade school graduation the other day and the President of a city college gave a speech. He told the children they needed to follow 4 rules to graduate high school. 1. Attend everyday, 2. Be on time, 3. Greet the teacher and 4. Smile. I waited for him to say study and do your work but he never said that.
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If you allow your child to go to a CPS. you really don't love your child. Sorry to break it to you.

6/15/2009 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could Chicago be next. SCC does this go without saying: http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/06/cleveland_residency_requiremen_1.html

6/15/2009 11:09:00 PM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

SCC:

If the schools used the U.S mail in any way to further this fraud, they commited mail fraud. The penalty: 10 years and $250,000 for each crime.

6/16/2009 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is the votes of dead persons, illegal aliens and fictitious persons that keeps the whole corrupt circus going in this state and especially in this city, by keeping a criminal oligarchy and a 3rd world style dictator in power.
Eliminate that problem & 90% of the others will go away. Is anyone really surprised here???

6/16/2009 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger Stop the presses/ Patrick said...

Let’s take a look at the free lunch program as well. For instance take a community like Ashburn on the southwest side, how does a school which serves a community that is made up of over 70% single family homes have 90 % of their students on the free lunch program? You can afford a home, but you can’t provide lunch for your children? Remember Ashburn has many cops, fireman, postal workers, etc. But they can’t afford to feed their children. You can bet your life that when a certain school performs poorly they will blame it on poverty and the lack of good nutrition. They will be quick to throw out the free lunch program numbers as proof, to conceal poor teaching, poor learning, poor parenting and a broken public school system that keeps feeding the students to the gangs, a life of poverty and government dependency.

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To add to this:

Just read Ann Coulter's book "Guilty", in which she talks about how the liberals idolize single mothers, demonize marriage, but ignore the stats (all referenced in the book)that show the cost to tax payers regarding aid, the increase in crime due to the number of criminals who come from single parent homes, and the perpetuation of single mother births because it is now the "in thing" and how staggering the numbers have grown in 30 years. Oh yea, and they are all victims. It is a choice, they are not victims.

So, if we want to fix this scourge upon society, we need to reduce the birth rate to single mothers, eliminate further aid to encourage this behavior, and hold people accountable for their actions.

Then maybe the police won't have to die needlessly, the prison population will drop, education will improve, and we will be able to live in a less violent society.

6/16/2009 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...the perpetuation of single mother births because it is now the 'in thing' and how staggering the numbers have grown in 30 years."

--6/16/2009 01:36:00 PM

Yeah, it's going well. I can always tell when a scummy trend has run its course when it's traveled from --

A. Its origins in Hollywood and New York

to

B. the "inner city"

and finally to

C. affluent white suburbs.

For example-- I knew that black baseball jacket with the "Raiders" thing on the back was "out" by the time matrons in Park Ridge were wearing them to go "slumming" -- along with $300 designer jeans with the knees carefully ripped out and dead-white "I'm-a-heroin-addict" makeup.

These with all the bucks are the real degenerates.

The hair-frosted, ladies'-club, suburban bitch-women -- the "pillars of the community" type -- are really beyond belief. Mere lesbianism is passe' now -- the big kick, with men having been reduced to the level of troublesome children in their eyes, is viewing male homosexual pornography.

I actually heard one say, essentially, "Oh, so-and-so's children don't need a father. She has a good job with [name of corporation.]"

*

6/16/2009 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy. Expel the kids who don't show. Close down the schools with low attendence. This will eliminate the teachers who are unable to teach these creatures who don't want to learn and save the city money. Hopefully, the teachers can find better jobs in the burbs.

6/16/2009 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the chosen few schools who PAID kids who got good grades? This was in the news about 9 mos ago and dropped out of sight. Wonder if those who got those "A"'s actually showed. Maybe the teacher gets a cut and everyone walked away with
$$.

Corrupt. That's all what this city is.

6/16/2009 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about fake tac guys--- come in at 6pm, take a 2 hour lunch and leave at 12 on the head-- every day--- HELLO--- dispatcher can see on gps that these cars all parked in lot--- watch commander also knows and looks the other way--- but the beat and rapids better come in at ten after--- also have dispatchers sending sgt messages about cars being where they shouldn't be (hello gps)--- another reason why i go out and do nothing every night----

6/16/2009 07:48:00 PM  

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