Tag: the public school system

Are Publick Skole Cistim Suks

Book learnin’ is hard, reading and writing, and all that memorizing stuff. Asking kids to know when the War of 1812 was, or who is buried in Grant’s Tomb (Grant who?), no wonder our teachers make so much money. I before E accept after………ah screw it, let’s go shoot some hoops.

So, who doesn’t have a date to the Prom?

OUCH! Chicago Public Schools prom theme: ‘This is Are Story’
How many teachers and administrators looked at the promotional materials for the Paul Robeson High School prom?

Here’s the question, is it ignorance (we are teachers and even we don’t know how to spell) or incompetence (don’t bother us, we’re on break, talk to our union rep)?

Maybe throwing more cash at teachers will solve the problem?

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?

Silly rabbit, anybody that asks that question must hate kids.

Today, as long as our future leaders can remember this simple phrase, “you want fries with that?”, all will be well.