Posts tagged "Chicago Public Schools"

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 »

Do parents value education only to the point at which it is convenient?

Do parents value education only when it’s convenient? A recent Huffington Post article about the longer school day in Chicago, has made me ask this question.  Actually, I have asked myself this question after talking to a lot of parents even before the school day was extended. Over the years I have listened to parents... Read more »

Parents don't trust CPS: Shenanigans!

Parents don’t trust CPS because they are always engaging in shenanigans! Pershing West Middle School and Pershing East Elementary School were part of  school closings by CPS.  Pershing West is being closed and the students will attend Pershing East.  Pershing East will become a Pre K thru 8th grade school.  The school will relocate in... Read more »
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Paid to Parent? Only in Chicago!

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has established an interesting relationship with Walgreens. Walgreens drug store will give $25 gift cards to parents at 70 Chicago Public Schools if they come to pick up their child’s report card and attend a parent conference. This program is aimed at targeting schools with low parental involvement. The last time I... Read more »

Are Parents (Partially) Responsible For The Chicago Teacher's Strike?

Are parents (partially) responsible for the Chicago Teacher’s strike? My answer to that is yes but only some parents are responsible. One of the major sticking points in the recent Chicago Teacher’s strike is the new evaluation system. The new system will use a student’s test scores as part of the teacher’s evaluation. The teachers... Read more »

Does your child attend a "Good" school?

Does your child attend a “Good” school? I think that this is a subjective question. Every parent has their own definition of what a “Good” school is. Some parents look at test scores, the school decor, the income level of families, teacher credentials, etc. There are a lot of factors that parents consider when deciding... Read more »
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Chicago Teacher's Strike? Whose Side Are You On?

We are days away from a potential strike by the Chicago Teacher’s Union. There is enough blame to go around that could probably circle the earth. The teachers, the teachers union, CPS administration and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are all responsible for the potential strike. Everyone and I mean everyone has behaved badly. They all may... Read more »

CPS Teachers Want A 29% Pay Increase! What the?

As the parent of two Chicago Public School students, I don’t want the teachers to go on strike. I would like for both sides to negotiate the new teacher’s contract in a reasonable manner. Both sides need to understand that they work for children. With that being said, how in the hell can the teacher’s... Read more »