Chicago Teachers Union president Marilyn Stewart noted that two of the schools to undergo "turnaround" — Deneen Elementary and Gillespie Elementary — were just beginning a reform that linked teacher pay to student performance. Indeed, many have undergone past reforms. And the principal at Montefiore school, which is to receive students from the closing Las Casas Occupational High School, said she had not been told of any such transfers.Today's Chicago Tribune:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/ct-met-0120-cps-school-closing-20100119,0,3559514.story
CTU's Marilyn Stewart 'has a smile that lights a room' - the Chicago Media used that fine thoughtful assessment on Under performing U.S. Senator Carol Mosely Braun. Remember? Well, all that "reform" exhausted millions of more tax-dollars and still the CPS school "under perform."
The Smile that Lights a Room Stewart pushed to unionize Ellison Charter School on the campus of Little Flower Catholic Church last year. Marilyn Stewart smiles and Chicago Public Education tanks deeper into the loam.
If you really care about your child's education, really, really, really care, send your child to Catholic Schools. It ain't free, but Catholic Schools do not "under perform" and save Illinois tax-payers billions of dollars.
Parents make a commitment for the education that they want for their children and many people will help them meet that commitment
Big Shoulders Fund has been helping Chicago inner city parents get their children a proper education.
The mission of the Big Shoulders Fund is to provide support to the Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago. 100% of the funds raised by the Big Shoulders Fund are used to support children through scholarships, special education programs, instructional equipment, much needed school facility improvements, faculty support, and operating grants. The Big Shoulders Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.Click my post title and learn more!
Your children will receive a Catholic Education - based on positive moral, ethical, civic and vocational values.
Catholic Schools Superintendent Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey welcomes Chicago's parents to choose Catholic Schools. Sr. Mary Paul tells Chicago parents to consider these facts:
VALUES, FAITH AND SERVICE
•The values and faith you teach your children at home are reinforced every day in our schools and in our co-curricular activities
•Through service for others, each student learns the value of being Christ to others and grows in gratitude for their many blessings
•With a comprehensive set of curriculum (Pre-Kindergarten – 12 th Grade) that meets all state regulations and guidelines, Catholic schools in Cook and Lake Counties compete with the best schools in the nation
•In 2007, seven of our schools were named No Child Left Behind–Blue Ribbon Schools representing the most from any school system in the nation
•Ninety-six percent of seniors who attend Catholic secondary schools graduate and 95% of those graduates go on to college
•Most of our schools are equipped with new computers, laptops, interactive white boards, and other cutting-edge technology
•Students are not just taught how to use the latest technology, but they are taught how to use technology as a tool for learning
•The Office of Professional Development in Educational Technology assists our teachers in integrating technology into their curriculum and instructional methods
A CARING, NURTURING, SAFE ENVIRONMENT
•The smaller size of our school communities ensures more personal attention to each student and that each student is known by name
•A disciplined atmosphere enables teachers to focus more time on teaching rather than maintaining order
A GOOD INVESTMENT
•The longer a student remains in an Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School, the greater his or her achievement
•Our preschool and kindergarten classrooms are not just add-ons or separate programs. They are an integral part of the school community and considered an important part of the learning continuum
•The value of a Catholic education is well worth the cost. It is a life-long investment in your children’s future
Catholic Schools do not under perform.