We continue to fail our Chicago Public School kids

Lou Ransom:

There is a school of thought-one that Mayor Richard Daley subscribes to-that says that if you are a good manager, you can manage anything.
That is the announced basis for Daley choosing Ron Huberman to head up the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Arne Duncan, who is now serving President Barack Obama as the Secretary of Education.
I have no doubt that Huberman, 37, who formerly was in charge of the Chicago Transit Authority, is intelligent. I have no doubt that Daley is a huge booster.
I have serious doubts, however, about Huberman’s fitness to lead the Chicago Public Schools.
The mayor pats himself on the back for choosing Arne Duncan, and before him, Paul Vallas. He says that the schools were in horrible shape in 1995 when the law was changed to allow him to take control of the school district. He said that “educators” were in charge of the district then, and it was an abysmal failure.

3 thoughts on “We continue to fail our Chicago Public School kids”

  1. Let’s see what kind of press this gets. Outrage from the NEA or ACLU??
    “The 2 Investigators found reports of students beaten with broomsticks, whipped with belts, yard sticks, struck with staplers, choked, stomped on and pushed down stairs. One substitute teacher even fractured a student’s neck.”
    “Before heading to Washington, he vowed to take action.
    “Any founded allegation where an adult is hitting a child, hitting a student – they’re going to be gone,” Duncan said.
    But that’s not what happened under Duncan’s watch. Of the 568 verified cases, only 24 led to termination. Records show one teacher who quote “battered students for several years” was simply given a “warning” by the Board of Education.
    And another student was given “100 licks with a belt.” The abuse was substantiated, but the records show the teacher was not terminated.”

  2. Seems as though Bush’s No Child Left Behind will be replaced with All Childrens Beaten Behinds.
    Ok, I’ll quit now.

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