Removing (Replacing?) 80 Principals

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The news is out:  Huberman is replacing 80 CPS principals (Tribune, Sun Times), some of them relatively new on the job and others longtimers.  The mix of retirements, firings and voluntary departures is unknown. The Sun Times has more details (here).  Anyone have all or part of the list, or even just a school name and a principal who's leaving?  Maybe we can cobble something together as fast or faster than CPS gives out the information.

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  • Please God, let it be my principal who is destroying a once wonderful school.

  • The "Reign of Terror" continues, 2,700 teachers, 300 ESP's and 80 principals, all to be let go by June 30, 2010!

  • The principal of Senn retired

  • Get rid of the principals at underperforming schools who tolerate underperforming teachers. It pisses me off when underperfoming schools rally to keep the doors open and they are full of teachers that are less than adequate. Male teachers with cornrows is absurd. Female teachers with v-neck tops and mini-skirts is crazy. It's about appearance, talent, and a desire to teach. If principals allow anything and anyone to teach in their bulidings, their judgement and ability to manage a school is severely compromised.

  • Hooterman and his staff specialize in propaganda. PLEASE do not believe the lay-off numbers or allegations that 80 principals are being let go. There is no list. Contact the CTU and ask them about the CPS alledged budget crunch. Ask how much money has been saved through the layoffs. There should be a line item (for you accounting buffs). You'll be suprised to know that very little layoffs have occurred and the money saved, ACCORDING to the CPS budget is very, very, small. I'm not too fond of speculation, but just as Hooterman is Data driven, the union is number driven. Show me a budget that details over 500 layoffs from central office and I'll show you a unicorn eating popcorn and doughnuts.

    WAKE UP!!!!!!

  • how about getting of the principals who sit in their office all day, only to come out to see whether it's spaghetti or nachos for lunch, blame teachers for wild student behavior, and refuse to discipline students? oh yeah, we're on the 3rd straight year of probation, which will definitely turn into a 4th year.

  • In reply to chiteacher:

    You must be describing Hook over at Chicago Agricultural!

  • this is a purge and a message: tactics used by management to scare oraganized labor and get mangers(principals) in place that will do what they are told unconditionally.

    contact me if you want to stop this maddness.

    john kugler
    kuglerjohn@comcast.net

    here is some history of these tactics sent to me by a good friend.

    This mass firing fits with the general strategy of getting their side 'on board' for a major confrontation as a... See More purge of any internal managers who might be 'unrelieable' for an all-out battle to totally re-make the conditions of work (teaching). For example, during the 2004 credit teachers' strike (CCCTU) at the City Colleges, the chancellor went around and 'stiffened the spines' of local administrators like my president who'd told us that we could honor the picket lines without danger of being fired. A day later, we were threatened with exactly that and I was almost terminated for advocating that noncredit teachers join their lines (with some success).

    Before the international sweetener co Tate and Lyle went out to destroy the Staley workers' union in Decatur, IL back in the mid 90s, they fired most of the lower-level managers who'd come up 'from the ranks' and had ties with the production workers. That was part of their ultimately effective campaign to overturn 50 years of progress by the workforce , ending wih rotating 12-hour shifts and the end of union safety rights in a dangerous, deadly chemical plant.

  • Personal appearance has everything to do with it. If you don't care about how you look how do you expect to get respect from collegaues, students, and parents. I'm sorry, but any grown ass man teaching in a classroom wearing cornrows, braids, and permed hair is a loser. Any teacher wearing an oufit that proclaims her as a garden tool is a loser. We should expect more from our teachers and the principlas who hire them.

  • In reply to SickandTired:

    Not just a cultural hairdo like cornrows but now braids and perms? Perms? What the hecks wrong with curls for heaven's sake?

    I would tend to agree that all dress should be appropriate. Mini skirts should be a non-starter 'cause goodness knows most of the teachers that wear them don't have the legs or figures for them anyway.

  • how many times do we got to tell everyone it is not about the kids! huberman is not an educator he is a tool of daley to privatize the schools.

    Oh good, they "found" the $39 million in D.C. to pay for Rhee's bogus contract. Must have been in a drawer somewhere. http://bit.ly/bud96m

    It's Lucrative, Baby http://bit.ly/aequpz Goldman Sachs will be at the NewSchools Venture Fund gathering this Wednesday http://bit.ly/d8SVJg

    Hedge fund managers, putting kids first when those greedy teachers won't - Do people actually read what they write? http://nyti.ms/9LXEBd

    Arizona charter school for sale students included as investment property
    http://demopedia.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8219082

  • how many times do we got to tell everyone it is not about the kids! huberman is not an educator he is a tool of daley to privatize the schools.

    Oh good, they "found" the $39 million in D.C. to pay for Rhee's bogus contract. Must have been in a drawer somewhere. http://bit.ly/bud96m

    It's Lucrative, Baby http://bit.ly/aequpz Goldman Sachs will be at the NewSchools Venture Fund gathering this Wednesday http://bit.ly/d8SVJg

    Hedge fund managers, putting kids first when those greedy teachers won't - Do people actually read what they write? http://nyti.ms/9LXEBd

    Arizona charter school for sale students included as investment property
    http://demopedia.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8219082

  • http://iirc.niu.edu

    Click the link, type your school and find the 2009 Test Scores and see if your school has made AYP, especially the so called popular schools.

  • Annie,
    AYP is not the issue....Compare the % of students that meet or exceed the state standards, graduation rates, and ACT. Most of the problem is students come to high school unprepared to do the work.

  • Alexander, you need to clean up and fix this section! Did CPS do this?

  • There are only 263 principals on the principal eligibility list, including the sitting principals at the 600 plus schools in CPS! One-third of all principals in CPS are acting or interim principals, which mean they serve "at the whim" of Ron Huberman and can be removed at any time for any reason with NO legal recourse! Ron Huberman is hand picking (with his people) all the principals to fill these 80 principalships!

  • Save our school

  • Nope I'm not old at all. It just offends me when a teacher has cornrows. That's just my personal feeling. Sorry, but a grown-ass man wearing cornrows is crazy. YOU WOULD NOT SEE THAT ON THE NORTHSIDE!!! Different cultures determine what is acceptable. Unfortunately the southside and westside don't see a problem with it. Didn't mean to offend anyone.

  • In reply to SickandTired:

    Cornrows are just a cultural hair style though, no different than the turban for Sikhs. I don't see why it can't be worn professionally. I also don't see a north side school having a problem with cornrows, many of them are proud of their cultural diversity stands.

  • Hammond does similar crap at Tilden. In addition she hires her church friends to preach to kids.

  • If you don't like, go to another site. It's people like me that are brave enough to expose a problem. Its the sycophants like you who perpetuate the problem. It begs the question what perks Hook has given to you for such slavish devotion. Keep reading my blogs there will be more to come.

  • Hi concerned,
    Sorry, but I've never seen it happen in 8 years as a parent at 2 schools on the southside. Has anyone else?

    I did know of a principal of a southside school who managed her husband for many years. When he retired, she hired him as a consultant. He was a music teacher, and one day he called a 2nd grade student "stupid." The boy's parents, both professionals, asked for a meeting. The principal came in and screamed and yelled with such a fury that she shocked the parents, who now feared for their son's safety.

    It just so happened that the parents were very well-connected politically, and with that the husband's consulting job finally ended. But the principal is still there, generally disliked and in some cases thoroughly hated, all for excellent reasons.

    BTW, the CPS investigation into her management of her husband for years was inconclusive. Don't expect much from the Inspector General.

    If your school is not on probation, the LSC does annual performance review and renews the contract. I realize that the LSC is a principal's rubber stamp. But if any honest parents elected in April you might carefully try to inspire them to organize around a non-controversial issue such as adding daily recess.

    Perhaps an innocuos comment about how much better focused the boys in your class would be if they had recess.

    Catalyst magazine explains how the LSC can restore recess. IF you get a few organized parents together, who knows what might come of it, eventually. You, of course, must be extremely careful.

    The Inspector General is of no real help.

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