AM News: Clout List Can Be Released - CPS Next?

IL_CTJudge: U of I Must Release Clout Names Fox:  A federal judge has ruled that the University of Illinois can't use a federal privacy law to withhold the names of college applicants on a list of politically connected students at the heart of an admissions scandal... Tribune wins clout ruling against University of Illinois federal judge has concluded that a federal privacy act does not bar the University of Illinois from releasing information about hundreds of college applicants who appeared on an internal list of well-connected students, the basis for the Chicago Tribune's 2009 "Clout Goes to College" investigation... School voucher bill back on Meeks agenda in Springfield Catalyst:  The Illinois Senate Education Committee voted Tuesday night to pass a school voucher bill championed by Sen. James Meeks that would help parents of about 30,000 Chicago Public Schools elementary pupils send their children to private schools...  MORE BELOW

Students' itchy complaints 'psychosomatic': official Sun Times:  As many as 31 fifth- and sixth-grade students were taken to hospitals as a precaution after they complained of feeling itchy during the art class around 11:30 a.m., Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Monique Bond said... Academy's fate tangled in confusion Austin Weekly:  By the time her boys came home that afternoon, they were telling their mom that their school was closing. But she and other parents would learn two days later that it really wasn't... STEM school to open on Near West Side in September Gazette:  Parents eager to send their children to an academically excellent school on the Near West Side will have a new opportunity with the September opening of a magnet school in the former Jefferson Elementary School building.

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  • Will teh Tribune publish the clout list?

  • one person has three different positions at tilden and may never have worked there,

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/03/10/questions-raised-about-tilden-academy-payroll/

  • In reply to AlexanderRusso:

    Why can't those well-paid CAOs be responsible for rolling audits of their schools? Every 3 years, a school needs to be audited to keep the dollars going to the chldren. Why aren't those reports part of the CAOs job description?

  • Because the demand for seats at the Archdiocese will go up, and inevitably the Archdiocese will keep salaries and expenses low.

  • The vouchers are intended for 30,000 of the lowest performing students. They will head for Catholic schools; wouldn't be accepted at U. of C. Lab.
    How many CPS schools on the south side will that affect? The administration and teachers and kids will simply stay put in those schools, and the Archdiocese will write their checks, because there are not enough Catholic school buildings to hold 30,000 kids. Those old buildings have a lot of asbestos, and the Archdiocese has never done any remediation.

  • CAOs aren't accountants, but they need to be responsible for schools in their area NOT STEALING! They can order an audit and present the audit findings at public meetings, every school, once every 3 years.

  • commenting on mazany throwing huberman under the bus, the beachwood reporter says that the blog community knew about huberman well before the mainstream press did

    http://www.beachwoodreporter.com/people_places_things/the_week_in_wtf_36.php

  • school improvements are going to take time, rahm says --
    seriously? already?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-emanuel-says-school-fixes-will-take-time-20110311,0,3144989.story

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