Saturday, October 24, 2009

All The Schools Need Is A Little More Money

So I hear that Chicago schools are awash in violence these days. Link:

Owens' son Marques transferred to Calumet Charter School this year to escape violence at a neighborhood school, but he was badly beaten Tuesday. His nose was broken after one kid sucker punched him and more piled on.

10 Calumet students were arrested and charged with aggravated battery.

Traci Wallace said she transferred her kids to Calumet Charter School because she wanted something better.

Recent numbers show about one out of every five Chicago students change schools during a given year. Some of them because the family moved, others because they were granted what CPS calls a "Safety Transfer."

One in five transfer, every single year?

"You have to weigh that decision very carefully," said Chicago Public Schools spokesperson, Monique Bond. "You really want to make sure you don't disrupt a student's education process."

Ms. Bond actually said *education[sic] process* with a straight face!

I know, I know, I know. It's not funny.


Anonymous said...

why don't you just ax her what she meant

CaptiousNut said...

You know, it mysteriously comes up *aks* on Google. See my prior post.