Category: Parenting

CPS Levels Playing Field in Testing for SEHS: Nonpublic Schools Angry

CPS has made some changes that have made catholic and private school parents upset.  These changes were long over due.  First, they are making sure that students from these schools do not take their standardized tests multiple times.  Yes, that’s right, some students were taking their standardized tests multiple times and submitting the higher score... Read more »

Rachel Canning, my house, my rules: Spoiled, ungrateful brats can leave with nothing

A New Jersey teen, Rachel Canning is suing her parents for financial support and payment of her high school and future college tuition. She was living with her parents and didn’t want to abide by their rules so she decided to leave. She has been staying with a friend and her family since November. There... Read more »

Education vs Basketball: Basketball trumps education at Curie High School

Curie High School’s basketball team was recently stripped of its Public League Championship title and all of its wins for the 2013-2014 season. Apparently seven of their players have been in eligible to play since the beginning of the school year. Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition is pushing to have their championship and... Read more »

No lunch money at Uintah Elementary, no lunch for you

Uintah Elementary is under fire because the cafeteria manger and supervisor took lunch away from approximately forty students and threw them in the trash.  Why you ask? Because the students didn’t have money in their accounts to pay for their lunches. The students went through the lunch line and received their lunches. Once they reached... Read more »

Teacher Christmas gifts, who gets them and what do you give?

Teacher Christmas gifts, who gets them and what do you give?
What do you do about teacher Christmas gifts when your child is in the upper grades? Do you give a gift to every teacher? My child has reading, writing, science, social studies, math, music, art, gym, drama and Chinese. That’s a lot of gifts and I have not included the office staff, security guard or... Read more »

A letter to parents who want their child to go to a CPS selective enrollment high school

Dear Potential CPS SEHS Parent, I am writing to inform you that the CPS selective enrollment high schools (SEHS) are supposed to prepare your children for college. Many of you don’t understand that. College is not easy, it’s a lot of hard work and many of you seem to have forgotten your college years. The... Read more »

Is your child allowed to be disrespectful?

Is your child allowed to be disrespectful? The answer to this question for any parent is “absolutely not”.  We can all agree that children should never be allowed to be disrespectful but what does being disrespectful mean?  There was a quote that was posted on Facebook a few weeks ago that inspired this blog post.... Read more »

Hey Mancow, my kids go to public school and they are NOT stupid, but maybe you are

The radio personality, Mancow announced his departure from Chicago deeming the city “unlivable”.  In the article he  says “The schools are awful. I guess I could have had (my daughters) go to public schools, but I don’t want them to be stupid. I drove past Lincoln Park High School every day, and the kids are... Read more »

Trying hard not to be a dream killer

As a parent it is my job to want to provide the best guidance that I know how to my children. My daughter wants to be a fashion designer. This is a very tough and competitive field. There are very few people who make a good living as a fashion designer. We are not wealthy... Read more »

Are There Selfish Parents in Your School Drop-Off Zone?

A school drop-off zone is supposed to provide an easy and efficient way for parents to drive their children to school and quickly drop them off.  In theory, drop-off zones should work quite well.  The problem comes when you have selfish parents who don’t follow the rules or who claim not to know the rules.... Read more »