AM News: UNO Continues Its Invasion Of CPS

image from CPS holds first hearing on school consolidations ABC7 The first of a series of hearings on proposed Chicago Public School consolidations began Wednesday night... Defeated Referendum Impacts High Schools
Fox:  One of Tuesday's voting casualties was a multi-million dollar
referendum in the north suburbs to upgrade two high schools. While the
Highland Park-Deerfield School District 113 prides itself on excellent
schools, the referendum defeat shows the tough economy is affecting
that area too... Soccer is focus of public charter school Tribune: About
$25 million of that state grant will pay for the academy at 51st
Street and Homan Avenue.... Zeltmann returns to help new school Gazette:
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Magnet Academy is being helped along by Mary Zeltmann, who retired
two years ago as principal at the award-winning Andrew Jackson Language
Academy.via Catalyst... New York City schools official picked to head NOLA Schools
Times Picayune: The state supe has made his
pick for the next official to oversee most New Orleans public schools,
settling on a relatively young deputy chancellor from New York City... 

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  • Fred Bates, hired gun!

  • I am not a soccer expert, I do watch the Premier League once and a while with a friend who is a soccer fan, big time. It seems the soccer academies in England were created and paid for by the Premier League members which are professional world class soccer teams. The academies are highly competitive from what I know recruiting kids as young as age 9 and children are dropped from the academy if they do not perform. I know nothing about how they work in Mexico, upon which apparently UNO is modeling its charter school.

    If England has the elite academies, Africa seems to have the worst, one article I read referred to some academies in the most harsh manner stating: "A new form of child trafficking is springing up in West Africa, and kids are being enslaved in the most unlikely of situations: soccer camps. Far from the fun, after school activity we Westerners associate with soccer, talented African youth are being sold by their families into "academies" in Europe. They are trapped there, forced to endure grueling hours of work and substandard living conditions. And today's soccer slaves might just be tomorrows international superstars."

    To read the entire article go to:

    By the way I am not accusing UNO of proposing to run slave camps, but there does seem to be an evil side to these academies on an international level.

    Rod Estvan

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