Monday, August 31, 2009

Interesting Articles

Especially in light of the grade changing scandal out in the open:
  • Classes begin at Chicago public Schools in a little more than a week.

    Ahead of that, there was a community discussion on the North side Sunday afternoon where education advocates and some state lawmakers talked about improving city schools.
We thought the Sun Times article already explained how to improve schools - change the grades and everyone passes!

And then there was this article:
  • More Chicago Public School students are graduating and heading off to college than ever before.

    WBBM [...] reports that now, school officials are working with the private sector to help those students stay in their new schools.

    The Chicago Public Schools have not only beefed up college prep curriculum, but the very process of getting kids ready for high education as well.
And this one?
  • Can a school in North Lawndale achieve 96 percent attendance and 100 percent college placement?

    The Ford Motor Co. Fund's first school in Dearborn, Mich., achieved those results, and now officials hope the same can be done at a new charter high school opened by the fund in Homan Square on Saturday.

Why does it seem that the CPS people had a bunch of "feel good" articles and interviews ready to go when the grading scandal hit? It's almost like the media is trying to blunt the impact of the bad news splashing all over Shortshanks...almost like they were bought and paid for. Hmmmm.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luberman is in charge over by dere now. You know he's gotta make dem tings look legit. You know wud I'm sayin?

Deez scandals all gotta go away soze we can git more of dat stimulation money and money for Da Lympics.

8/31/2009 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you think would happen if they demanded that all CPS teachers take a piss test? How about if they ran criminal histories on them all? You think you might find some interesting things about the people who educate our children?

I'm just sayin'.

8/31/2009 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelieveable city of Chicago & CPS public service announcements before Labor Day. So pathetic parents have to be bribed/free handouts/etc. to make sure Junior
shows up 1st day of school for funding purposes. Next thing you know, Daley will push for "free guns" to parents or high school kids as incentives to enroll.
So sad, yet another demoralizing
sign of decay in Chicago.

8/31/2009 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DicKtator Daley runs away to Moscow with the Pritzkers and the MSM defers and covers up all of his corruption and ineptitude.

Where the F*@k are the FBI and the US Attorney?

8/31/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forwarded the CPS grade manipulation story to Rush Limbaugh.

8/31/2009 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

teachers nowadays teach children how to take a test and score high but they don't teach them to be smart or think on the fly....

8/31/2009 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt teachers from all over Chicago have a great story to tell about the corruption and nepotism occurring in Chicago schools. Sadly the teachers will never come forward, but I got to believe they'd talk if aproached. Try an anonymous survey (not like ours on line) and there's no doubt that more than 50 percent of teachers have been coerced into the Chicago way at least once in their career - and that's a low ball estimate.

8/31/2009 01:47:00 AM  
Blogger snethen's law said...

hubbermann must have pictures of the mayor screwing a goat. everywhere he goes the shit hits the fan.

8/31/2009 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always new schools in the getto, Always free tutition in the getto, Now they want free college tutition room and board along with special admissions at the schools, One day I would like to see some new schools in Portage Park or Norwood Park, Albany Park when will it be our turn the real taxpayers of Chicago?

8/31/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous 38 and Gone said...

You can thank Arne Duncan for all this bs. He was more interested in having state basketball champs in all the classes than in having the kids do well in class. He and his hero in Washington, who sends his kids to private school, deserve each other.

8/31/2009 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Try an anonymous survey (not like ours on line) and there's no doubt that more than 50 percent of teachers have been coerced into the Chicago way at least once in their career - and that's a low ball estimate.

8/31/2009 01:47:00 AM"

Extremely lowball.

Try 100%.

8/31/2009 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO WAY!!! Its a lie!! Its all legit, just like our promotion system

8/31/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reminds of 2 people in the academy. they both bragged about all their degrees in so and so. these goofs averaged 70 on every weekly test and almost got kicked out of the place! the education system has been rubberstamping these kids thru school. can you imagine legit testing? can you see a 20 year old with a beard stuck in third grade?

8/31/2009 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we have to bribe and cajole these students and parents to get the kids in school? What does it matter? Arnie Duncan was in charge of all this and he went to the highest education post in the country.

8/31/2009 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who was in charge when this happened
where is that peson now
was he or she fired

8/31/2009 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what bad news? I forgot already....

8/31/2009 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine valiantly tried to teach third grade in Englewood for three years before coming to the realization that it was an impossible job. I asked him once how many of his students would flunk by standard criteria? He replied that it was all of them; however, according to guidelines handed down from CPS, he was only allowed to flunk two students. This was during the Paul Vallas era, i can only imagine what goes on now.

8/31/2009 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Another Interesting Article

DNA Law Misses 50,000 Felons Released In Illinois

August 31, 2009 8:03 PM
An estimated 50,000 felons have been released from Illinois prisons or county probation without submitting DNA samples as required by law, leaving a gaping hole in the 7-year-old program designed to link known criminals to unsolved crimes.

8/31/2009 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So let me understand this all this happened under Arnie Duncan who is know the education czar. U HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME........

8/31/2009 09:01:00 PM  

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