Sunday, January 11, 2015

Great Use of Money

  • The state has spent more than $20 million in the past decade to develop 1,000 teachers who would work in distressed public schools and boost the number of minority educators in Illinois.

    But since the Grow Your Own Teacher program was launched in January 2005 it has produced just 102 college graduates, and only about 80 of those are teaching.

    Hundreds of would-be teachers dropped out after borrowing from the program for college tuition, fees and books, and they didn't have to repay the loans under rules laid out by the state, officials said. Millions of dollars went to colleges and community groups tapped as program administrators, in some cases eclipsing money spent on the teacher candidates, state financial records show.
$20 million from a bankrupt state and no provisions to pay back these "loans." Sounds like someone should be in jail over this. We nominate Quinn and Madigan for the prison terms.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


Speaking of great use of money:

1/11/2015 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shocking. Need to say more.

1/11/2015 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Madigan probably diverted that money to his sister in law in Victoria B.C. to do instructional eduction courses her name is Shakti Roumagux.

Shakti seems slightly cooler than Mike, check out this podcast of hers above. Very interesting indeed.

Shirley Madigan is her sister

1/11/2015 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't expect minorities to have to pay money back. Good democrats all.

1/11/2015 02:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

The real question is---how many of the students that took the money vote Democratic?

No keeses for them.

1/11/2015 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is another one of those Quinn vote buying programs.

1/11/2015 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hundreds of would-be teachers dropped out after borrowing from the program for college tuition, fees and books, and they didn't have to repay the loans under rules laid out by the state..."

I wonder how many of them actually paid for tuition, fees, books...

1/11/2015 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, a democrat politician found a way to literally give other peoples money away with no strings attached.
This has to be a first in our state

1/11/2015 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of great use of money:

1/11/2015 12:07:00 AM

What's shocking is how many people think this article is current. It was published over two years ago.

1/11/2015 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take any cop off patro, make him governor of the state, and he would do a better job than any of the politicians we have in America today.

Stay safe guys, your families depend on you. Other Americans appreciate what you do.

1/11/2015 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this is splitting hairs or being technical but.......

It isn't a fucking loan if you don't have to repay it!!!

God this state sucks.

1/11/2015 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is much more of this feel-good, give-away, taxpayer money redistributioning, left-hand reparations type stuff in the Chicago, Illinois and United States budgets.

If you have a job or are drawing some type of retirement benefit that YOU worked for and are currently drawing?

You're "rich" and can "afford" to have your income/purchasing power diminished in order to fund this shit in order to keep the "Catered To Constituency" in this country's Democrat Controlled Urban Centers from revolting and lighting shit on fire.

People (and folks) are sucking their teeth in manufactured outrage over "Rebellious"
Policemen opting to exercise discretion and rightfully reject the badly miscast role of being armed municipal
revenue extraction agents.

The ones yelling the loudest about "The Cops need to get back to work (generating money to feed the prog-gov monster) are actually quite full of shit...

What now?

1/11/2015 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember it was not real money. It was taxpayer dollars, easy come - easy go.

1/11/2015 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not shocking. Lots of money for “education” and inner city programs with nothing to show. ABC news runs a news sound bite praising the president’s executive order on immigration citing that new immigrants in record numbers are working in Silicon Valley. O.K. What about the massive funding earmarked for educating America’s children? It sounds like the education bureaucracy has failed to prepare our children for those 21st century hi-tech jobs. There are no skilled out of work Americans so we must import a tech workforce from abroad? What exactly is the country getting in return for those billions in taxpayer educational dollars?

1/11/2015 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used to be a pivot point beauty school o n clark and howard, gave away money to the usual suspects to become hair dressers. Same scam, different occupation. No body really saw the thing through.

1/11/2015 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet more money for pension contributions that was given away. Keep telling us the state is broke. Finances are bad. Yeah sure

1/11/2015 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha ha... Chicago hired him... very nice city hall

1/11/2015 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am shocked. This comes as a total surprise. Nothing like this has ever happened in Chicago before.

1/12/2015 12:11:00 PM  

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