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  1. x76

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    Chicago Public Schools prom slogan: ‘This Is Are Story’

    It’s hard to deny just how poorly Chicago’s public schools are performing when it hits you in the face. Such is the case with Paul Robeson High School’s 2014 prom theme: “This is Are Story.â€

    prom themeThat image came from veteran investigative reporter Chuck Goudie, who posted this image on his Facebook page.

    Some people might enjoy mocking the irony of the gross misuse of vocabulary.

    But unless the organizers of the prom festivities planned the wording this way as a joke, there’s nothing funny about the situation.

    Paul Robeson High School is located in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, one of the poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. The high school also is part of the failing Chicago Public Schools, or CPS, system.

    Four out of 10 CPS freshmen do not graduate.

    If they do graduate, 91 percent have to take remediation courses in college because they do not know how to do basic math and school work. Just 26 percent of CPS high school students are college-ready, according to the ACT subject matter tests.

    Students in these schools whose families can’t afford an alternative are trapped in classrooms that, for the most part, aren’t equipping them to succeed in the future.

    But while CPS students get left behind, their teachers receive generous compensation.
    The average CPS teacher salary is $76,000. The last contract negotiations in 2012 gave CPS teachers 17 percent raises over three years.

    The median household income in Chicago is just $47,408. The disparity is worse in Englewood, a neighborhood where 23.6 percent of residents are unemployed and the average per capita income is $12,255.

    Something’s not adding up.

    Students can’t spell. They can’t do math. They aren’t graduating. And they’re not being set up to succeed in the real world.

    So why should CPS teachers be rewarded with raises?

    The Paul Robeson prom theme is a glaring example of just how bad things have gotten in Chicago Public Schools. The tragic irony is that Paul Robeson students picked a theme that evokes hope for the future; something every child deserves.

    But until CPS changes its ways, the system will continue failing students at schools like Paul Robeson.

    It’s time all Chicago students have a reason to believe in a brighter tomorrow.
     
  2. scoobyla

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    spelling aint mean nothng.
    and the school system is fine
     
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    Unions are the best - the don't lead to complacency at all.
     
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    Yet we elected their Senator to the presidency.


    GIVE RODNEY A CHANCE! GIVE RODNEY A CHANCE!
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    could be worse..."This Am Are Story"
     
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    if they can spell Big Mac, they'll be okay :up:
     
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    Watch out, because a genius ape named Ceasar will lead them all out of stupidity.
     
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    Throwing more money at the schools should more than offset the fact that written language and maffs just isn't in the DNA of blacks.
     
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    Give Rodney a chance!

    [video=youtube;eSzkb_kvV2o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSzkb_kvV2o[/video]
     
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    At least they new it is spelled with 3 letters
     
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    How many babies were breastfed at this prom?
     
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    Typical "Blame the Teachers" mentality that many Americans have....and most likely 95% of the parents with kids in that school have. This post makes some big claims...without any real information.

    Of the 60% of freshman that don't graduate....what percentage of them actually go to school 80% or more of the time? How many of them put in ANY sort of effort into TRYING to learn whats being taught? How many of them pay attention, complete assignments, or do homework?? How much you want to bet that the percentage of students that graduate/are college ready among students that:
    A) Have good attendance
    B) Respect their teachers/classes by paying attention and putting in effort
    C) Do the work they are expected to do
    That percentage is MUCH MUCH MUCH higher.

    If someone walked into that school on a normal day...would you be more likely to see a bunch of great kids trying to learn from a shitty teacher.....or more likely to see a bunch of fuck-ups using school as nothing more than a social hang-out and a place to bullshit with their friends. When one of those teachers asks for the students to turn in their homework, do you think the more likely response is "Here is it Sir".....or ....."Fuck your homework"??

    Look...there are lazy/shitty teachers out there...but it's a very small percentage. Teachers working in those situations deserve....yes DESERVE to be paid....it's hazard pay! When you are teaching in a school where asking a student to be quiet/put their phone away is likely to get you at best cursed out, at worst physically assaulted...then I have no problem with them getting raises. College graduates...many with advanced degrees....making more than the median income???? That's outrageous!!!

    Come on! The problem with education in this country is and will continue to be posts like this one. Until we hold ALL PARTIES responsible for a kids education...the problem will NEVER get fixed. It starts with the students themselves!! THEY are responsible for their education. Then comes their parents....who need to put educational expectations on their kids. Finally comes the teacher/school. They certainly have their part...and should do everything they can to help the students for the ~35 hours a week the kids are with them.

    The mentality that shitty parents can dump their shitty kids at school in the morning....and expect educated, respectful, responsible young adults to walk out the door in the afternoon is absolutely absurd. Deal with the real problems! I promise you that these shitty/lazy/overpaid teachers everyone likes to talk about would be the first people in line to help facilitate the change.
     
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    Trick question, there was enough grape soda for everyone.
     
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    Purple drank. :grad:
     
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    There are those who keep their jobs by keeping a good portion of the Country uneducated and dependent.
     
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    Someone ran with the "spell it the way it sounds" concept. You gots to learn to talk foist.
     
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    You can't make chicken salad out of chicken shit.
     
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    Enwords Love not to know.
     
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    McDonald's has replaced the words "Big Mac" with a picture of a big mac so the urban employees didn't need to read, they can just look at a picture and hit the button.