Posts tagged "CPS"

Obama Prep on the North Side: Mayor Emanuel, I want my vote back

Mayor Emanuel has just dictated that there will be another CPS (SEHS) selective enrollment high school.  It will be built on the North Side of Chicago, less than a mile away from another selective enrollment high school.  Hooray for another selective enrollment high school! Hooray for a high school named after President Barack Obama!  What... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

CPS = Cheap Pupil Spending

Cheap pupil spending should be the motto for CPS.  Over the past few (2009-present) years, CPS has had 5 CEOs.  Each CEO has walked onto the job with high hopes of being the one to fix this awful entity and save the children.  While their hearts may have been in the right place, the money... 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 »

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 »

Dear Mayor Emanuel: What are you doing to our schools?

Mayor Emanuel, You sold people on a campaign promise to fix the school system in Chicago and give their children a better education. You have done nothing but make it worse. Your heart seems to be in the right place, but your methods are all wrong, Mr. Mayor! You made some very nasty remarks about... Read more »

Chicago Parents: Cast Your Vote For or Against The Teacher's Strike

Parents of CPS students need to be heard and acknowledged. Our children and our families are being greatly affected by the Chicago Teacher’s Strike! I support the great teachers of Chicago, but I do not support this strike. Every time I see a sign with a scathing message for Mayor Emanuel, I am more convinced... Read more »