Posts tagged "CPS"

Is your CPS principal a riser or a lifer?

CPS has a problem. Well, it has many problems. But, this problem is getting principals to stay and to not leave when greener pastures open up for them. Since the end of the 2015-16 school year, 42 CPS principals have resigned and another 23 decided to retire as of July 1st. This is the highest... Read more »

No Pledge or Anthem = No Money for a CPS School

How long does it take to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance or stand quietly or sing as the National Anthem is played in a CPS ‘public’ school? Maybe, 10-20 seconds for the Pledge and 60-90 seconds for the Anthem. Both seem like short times, but, many CPS schools don’t require their students to... Read more »

Shalom to a Coach with Dignity

In the world of high school sports, what determines if a head football coach is successful and makes a difference in his player’s lives? Is it his ability to jump up and down and scream at his players to get them to knock the snot out of an opposing player? Is it the coach who... Read more »
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A Small Act of Kindness Speaks Volumes

An interesting thing happened after the Lane Tech and Taft high school football game on Friday night and I was so fortunate to witness it. And, I hope this story of an act of kindness and compassion will let people know of the good there is throughout CPS and not the negative CPS stories which... Read more »

CPS: "Blame the Computers, not the 185 Retiree Substitute Teachers"

Why does CPS always blame a computer when some things go wrong with payroll mistakes? Remember the PeopleSoft fiasco, especially with the problems CPS had with retired teacher pensions? Why didn’t anyone at CPS see the overpayments to 185 ‘retiree’ substitute teachers before it went over the $1M mark? What’s going at CPS headquarters? Why... Read more »

CPS Residency Policy is Really "Much Ado About Nothing"

Now that the CPS School Board has passed the $150 million property tax increase, which will raise the bill of the owner of an average $250000 home by $84 or 2.4 percent, I wonder how long it’ll be before Chicagoans start questioning where each board member calls home? Are all the board members residing in... Read more »
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