Posts tagged "Fenger High School"

More bunk from Chicago schools

Social class replaces race as a qualifying factor for admission to Chicago’s best public schools Social engineers just can’t help themselves when it comes to keeping their hands off your kids. Their latest plan is to base admissions to Chicago’s most preferred public schools to a large degree on “socioeconomic” factors, such as the percentage... Read more »

Derrion Albert's Preventable Death

In a demonstration of how the perfect often is the enemy of the good enough, Education Sec. Arne Duncan (foreground), Atty. Gen. Eric Holder (at the podium) and Mayor Richard M. Daley promise to get to the “root” cause of Derrion Albert’s violent death, instead of doing what could immediately solve the problem. Sometimes the... Read more »

In the wake of Derrion Albert's murder, consider all-male high schools

What in blazes is wrong with men? Seems like every time you turn around, a man, or a man-child, is fighting, maiming, stalking, raping or killing somebody. On a street outside Fenger High School, thugs beat a student to death. Punks used to wait for darkness to do their killing, but a fatal beating in... Read more »
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Deadly Chicago beating on tape

Warning: this video contains violence. Someone recorded the beating that has stunned much of Chicago and Fox News has aired it. Fellow ChicagoNow poster Garrard McClendon called it savagery and I couldn’t agree more.
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