Folks seem to keep posting comments on the old blog, which I don't recommend. But here are some of the recent ones (click below). However, if you care to respond, please do so here, not there. No one will read your post unless it's on this site.
worked in a charter school for six days! Never again. If learning is
supposed to come from teacher robots programmed by a militant
administration who have no idea how to be administrators, I guess that
would be learning???? The whole business world educating is a joke! I
have many years in CPS and witnessed such a horrific thing at this
charter school. I looked into their system and found attendance to be
so horrible, glanced at a student's name who had missed 60 days of
school. There is no accountability at all. There were so many legal
issues that if parents knew their rights and what was happening, there
would be so many lawsuits. No attendance policy, no discipline
policy.... No policies.... There were still no, i repeat no special
education teachers two w
eeks prior to the start of school. Who does the IEP meetings? I was
never given an answer to that question. There are a few charter schools
that seem to have a great program going on but also have a large board,
qualified staff, and professional admin. The school I am speaking of
working in a short moment, the director and principal were dating. It
was so obvious (flirtations in front of staff), what a joke.
Commenter name: Rebecca“
was wondering if anybody had Dr. Carlos Azcoitia's email? I had him as
a teacher back in 1980 when I first arrived to Chicago from Mexico and
I wanted to have a chance to thank him for all his support and his
belief that I could acomplish anything I set my mind to.
If you do have his email address could you please forward that to me to
my email address? Thank you,
Commenter name: Gus Escutia
Commenter email: email@example.com
Cavey appears to be sweet, understanding and kind. In reality she is
vindictive, evil and unsupportive. Dr. Cavey is a pleasure to be around
Cavey can be a very sweet person when others are watching her. She is
extremely insecure of others that have similar credentials but are well
respected by their peers and community. She also is not concerned about
the safety of the students she is in charged of. She would send them
into gang territoy rather than hire bus service to secure their safety.
The list continues... Woud you want her to be your principal or the
principal of your school?
Commenter name: O. Gottesman
Commenter email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am currently involved in a Federal Project to upgrade the network
infrastucture at several CPS Elementary Schools. We basically are
local area network bandwidth from 10 MBPS
Mega (million bits per second)to 100 MBPS and the wireless bandwidth
from 11 MBPS to 54 MBPS. The internet will be accessible from anywhere
in the school with a properly configured 54 MBPS capable laptop or
Unfortunately, I've observed that many many school computers running
Microsoft XP do NOT have the recommended amount of memory installed to
run even at a minimal performance standard. 512 MB is strongly
encouraged. 256 MB is way too slow and 128 MB is a waste of technology.
So in several circumstances our improvements are ineffective under the
current computer configuration.
Also many many schools report that they had no staff on hand that are
truly experienced enought to be considered a technical co-ordinator. It
is obvious the PC is little more than a video game machine in some
Companies are begging to hire technically savy employees. One high
school I was visiting closed their computer labs because no one signed
up for classes. The PCs sat there unused.
Our education system is raising an underclass and no matter what your
political views are, this is terrible for the United States of America.
This is a disgrace for all adults that have the power to change things.
I am sadden by this
revelation that we are doing such a poor job of diciplining and
educating AMERICA'S little boys and girls with so much promise.
I would favor a NATIONAL concensus based on geography of what a
"reasonable" school budget would be. No school would be allowed to have
less. But, no school would be allowed to fail. If we have mandatory
sentencing in our courts, we certainly should have mandatory
performance in our schools.
Commenter name: Don Hocutt
Commenter email: email@example.com
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