Posts tagged "CPS"

CPS Strike: I'm Just Going To Go Ahead And Say What You Are Probably Thinking

Karen is the president of the Chicago Teacher Union.  Once the contract is ratified and the teachers get the raise they want they should do two things.  One...find a new rep.  And two...chip in an buy Ms. Lewis a brassiere as a parting gift.  Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and sadly, books are still judged by their covers.  If this is the face of the CTU...it needs an overhaul along with an attitude adjustment.
What we are witnessing here is a pissing match, you know? Oh, sure it is a circus…no doubt in my mind. But there is a side show going on at the big top. And it is a pissing match. Karen Lewis meet Rahm Emanuel. Rahm, let me introduce you to Karen. FYI…take a good look... Read more »

CPS Teachers Are Overpaid Babysitters

CPS Teachers Are Overpaid Babysitters
  I admit I was torn on the recent debate regarding the CPS teachers taking on an extra ninety minutes to make Chicago students more competitive with other learners across the country, not to mention the rest of the world. In my “pro column” I admire and respect (two words I never thought I’d utter... Read more »

Go The F*ck To School!!

Go The F*ck To School!!
Today marks the first day of school for most CPS students…and what a list of incentives the little learners have to ensure their asses are firmly planted in a desk at opening bell. The hullabaloo surrounding a Chicago Mayor ringing the bell this year as well as any previous school year continues to amaze me.  The... Read more »
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HEY CPS: Any Room Left In The Dumpster For The Bad Apples?

HEY CPS: Any Room Left In The Dumpster For The Bad Apples?
Too bad it was a blockbuster weekend in the newsroom.    Consider the tragic news trickling out of Norway, the “shocking” (perhaps to you) reports from Casa Winehouse in London, and, really, who among us did not hang on every word of the  juicy gossip leaking out of the Cutler/KCav Camp?     Hey, were you aware there... Read more »

Mayoral Bully Bashers: Three Men and a Little Lady

Mayoral Bully Bashers: Three Men and a Little Lady
    Last Monday, four of Chicago’s mayoral candidates met for a debate televised on WTTW.  To be honest, I found the platform of CPS students asking the questions a bit risky.  Could these candidates “be real” when surrounded and asked questions by a group of kids–many of whom will not be able to vote in the upcoming election?   Not... Read more »

CPS Teachers: Sure Size Matters--but so do Good Teachers

I feel for the Chicago Public School Teachers…35 kids in an open lot is crazy…35 kids in the confines of a classroom is just asking for trouble.  Maybe that’s why I enjoyed teaching preschoolers.  State Law proclaimed I could never have more than ten in my charge at once. But I disagree with their sour... Read more »
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