Saturday, March 14, 2009

100 of the Worst Schools Chicago Has 17 On The List

Neighborhood Scout used their patent-pending school rating algorithm to uncover and identify the 100 worst public schools in America. The calculations used to create this ranking involve the students' proficiency in reading and math as determined by the 'No Child Left Behind' state testing for each school, and the National Assessment for Educational Progress. The worst performing schools are found in 20 different states, some in inner city urban areas, and some in rural America.

Here's the list of the worst Chicago Public schools
from Bitch2:

# 86 Austin H.S - 580 students
# 81 Chicago Vocational H.S - 2,030 students
# 84 Carver Military Academy -624 students
# 78 Vine Prep. Academy H.S - 473 students
# 74 Global Visions H.S. -306 students
# 56 Calumet Career Prep. H.S- 499 students
# 52 Crane Tech. Prep. H.S - 1,038 students
# 47 Dunbar Vocational Academy H.S.- 1.627 students
# 42 School of The Arts H.S.- 498 students
# 40 Dyett H.S -563 students
# 39 Collins H.S -852 students
# 37 Manley Career Academy H.S -962 students
# 33 School Of leadership H.S - 398 students
# 24 Fenger Academy H.S. - 1,126 students
# 21 Englewood Tech Prep. H.S. -637 students
# 18 Harper H.S - 1,261 students
# 6 Robenson H.S -1,258 students

I'm surprised some other schools didn't make this list. Our schools are only as good as the students who attend them. It cost the state 22.6 Billion dollars to run schools in 2007 . We need to start holding these parents culpable for their children's performance. Education starts in the home and if you have ever been in a Chicago Public High School it like walking into a Zoo.
There's Robberies, fights , drug possession you name it !
They send these gang bangers into the high schools to get an education ( Ive seen gang members as young as 11) First they don't want to be there second they cause a lot of the problems. If you get caught with narcotics or commit a violent crime in the school they shouldn't be allowed back and the parents should have to find another way than the Chicago public School System . Home school or private school stop wasting the taxpayers money !

Where does Lottery money go ?
Profits from the lottery are small compared to the total
needs of the state’s 871 public school districts. Although
the lottery produced $622 million for schools last year, it
cost $22.6 billion in state and federal and local revenues
to run the state’s 3,888 elementary, junior high and secondary
schools in 2007.
The state’s share represented 33 percent – or $7.5 billion
– of that total cost. Lottery money, however, comprised
only 8.5 percent of the state’s commitment to public
So where did the rest of the support come from? Most of
it, $12.9 billion – or 57 percent, came from local property
taxes. The remaining 9 percent – or $2.2 billion – were
federal dollars.

Oh and then they want to pay these kids for getting average or good grades
Why should we have to pay someone to go to fucking school !

September 11, 2008

Up to 5,000 freshmen at 20 Chicago public high schools will get cash for good—and even average—grades as part of a new, Harvard-designed test program that city education leaders are rolling out Thursday.

Students will be measured every five weeks in math, English, social sciences, science and physical education. An A nets $50, a B equals $35 and a C still brings in $20. Students will get half the money upfront, with the remainder paid upon graduation. A straight-A student could earn up to $4,000 by the end of his or her sophomore year.

Parents have been rewarding children for stellar report cards for decades. Chicago Public Schools officials are nodding to that tradition and saying the idea is to get students to stay in school and do well while they’re there.

“The majority of our students don’t come from families with a lot of economic wealth. I’m always trying to level the playing field,” said schools chief executive Arne Duncan. “This is the kind of incentive that middle-class families have had for decades.”

Chicago is following the lead of similar programs in their infancy in New York and Washington. The district’s plan, part of the “Green for Grade$” program, involves no taxpayer money—the $2 million over two years comes from private sources.

Critics suggest that what amounts to bribing students to get good grades isn’t the right lesson to teach.

“It’s a terrible idea, because you’re getting people to do things for the wrong reasons,” said Barry Schwartz, a Swarthmore College psychology professor who has written on the issue. “They’ll do well in school, maybe, but they won’t take any of it out with them. Instead of trying to cultivate an interest in learning, curiosity … you are just turning this into another job.”

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