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Huge Solution

Chicago, IL

#22 Mar 23, 2013
midloguy30 wrote:
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I missed this post. You said it all already. Many of these thug kids think high school is just a game/party. They are not trying to prepare themselves for life. The government can just pay their way because that's what they already know...
Link up Playa!
1: Bring all students back to their natural school, Cal Park, Robbins and Blue Island will go to Eisenhower.

2: Instead of pulling students that are having academic challenges and letting them attend optional other schools, pull out students that do succeed academically and let them attend other optional schools within the district.

3: Since no one believes that a solution can be made for getting these students or parents engaged or care about academics, start paying out wages for day care and security, taking the burden off the taxpayers.

4: Homeowners can forget about the value of their homes in these areas. Oh Well!

5: Eventually, the state can just close this school and open it back up as a charter school.

6: Administration should explain, why their cost are so high compared to other surrounding districts, why are we paying such high costs for no results? If the district has given up on all these students why keep on throwing more money at the situation, it is not working. Taxpayers need to start paying for the results they are getting.

greg 121

Chicago, IL

#27 Mar 25, 2013
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>Can you elaborate? PLEASE!
Sup in long time tax payer should of been enough but
See Long time BI residents mar 20 post .......says it all RESPONSIBILITY PEOPLE , TAKE IT !
greg 121

Chicago, IL

#28 Mar 25, 2013
midloguy30 wrote:
I will give the benefit of the doubt that the principal is garbage.
But...
I am a sure...100% that a high percentage of students at DDE don't take their own education seriously.
You get out what you put in.
Period.
And not to burst your bubble top 10% mom but that may factor to a top 40-50% at many other schools...Just saying.
More parents whose first language is not English.
Less parents with college educations.
More kids with gang involvement.
Less kids with two parent and education involved parents.
More parents where just graduating means success.
Less parents pushing their kids to achieve high honors,death s list, and so forth.
Be realistic.
deans list
Parent

Chicago, IL

#29 Mar 25, 2013
Long time BI Resident wrote:
Greg means.. a good percentage of the kids in the school have parents that aren't involved in their education. Do they contact teachers and see what their child needs help on? Do they monitor Skyward on a weekly basis to make sure their kids are turning in homework? Are they talking to their kids to find out how their day went or if there are any problems going on? I do all of the above and all of my kids did great at DDE. Ranking in the top 10% of their graduating class.
Teachers can instruct but students need to WANT to learn.
You would find that your kids would not of graduated in the top 10% of their graduating class had they not gone to DDE and had to go to a school that was more academically successful. Way too easy to make top 10% at DDE, and will not mean much in real world.
The district does not make it clear for parents on how to use Skyward, they should spend some of that administration money on letters regularly being sent home on its use and offer a tutorial at registration. I suppose that would take money away from the pockets of the administrators though.
midloguy30

Midlothian, IL

#30 Mar 25, 2013
greg 121 wrote:
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deans list
thanks Greg...that auto correct is a motherf$cker sometimes.
Many a High Honor Student

Chicago, IL

#31 Mar 25, 2013
After high school graduation many college freshmen are assigned to remedial classes.
blucerned

Indianapolis, IN

#33 Mar 25, 2013
It doesn't end with Mr. Rauch...he's just the local end of the cronie chain. John byrne is elderly, out of touch, and full of himself. Ty Harting is simply waiting to succeed Mr. Byrne. The Board President, Randy Hueser, and member Burmiester are from BI and are running unopposed for reelection. They answer to John Byrne instead of it being the other way around.

Johnny Holmes has long advocated for having the upper administrative staff be more reflective of the student body which, in turn would be more reflective of the communities that each campus serves. But, under Byrne's administration, his concerns have gone unaddressed.

Its too late o try to replace Board members who are running unopposed this cycle, but taxpayers can get the current Board's attention. Wri them, email them, call them with your concerns and comments. Turn out at scheduled Board meetings and ask to be heard. Call and write Byrne, Harting and Rauch and voicer your complaints. Utilize FOIA to seek answers. Light a fire and hold their feet to it!
Town hall

Midlothian, IL

#34 Mar 26, 2013
Why don't we have a town hall meeting with Rauch and Byrne only. Then we can see for ourselves if they are the type of men we want caring for and educating our children.
DDEPARENTMADASHE LL

Chicago, IL

#35 Mar 27, 2013
And they are not trustworthy at all. They will get paid regardless if the kids perform or not. This is why they don't care. Rauch is simply waiting for retirement. It's a joke....
Long time BI Resident

Chicago, IL

#36 Apr 1, 2013
Got a point... can you explain the ACT score of 32 then??
Parent wrote:
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You would find that your kids would not of graduated in the top 10% of their graduating class had they not gone to DDE and had to go to a school that was more academically successful. Way too easy to make top 10% at DDE, and will not mean much in real world.
The district does not make it clear for parents on how to use Skyward, they should spend some of that administration money on letters regularly being sent home on its use and offer a tutorial at registration. I suppose that would take money away from the pockets of the administrators though.
No to 218

Chicago, IL

#37 Apr 1, 2013
Long time BI Resident wrote:
Got a point... can you explain the ACT score of 32 then??
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We all know that a few great kids will always succeed against all odds but the majority won't. Byrne, Rauch and Harding have proven that over and over and over and over and over.

You sound like Karen Burmeister.
BI Guy

Chicago, IL

#38 Apr 1, 2013
midloguy30 wrote:
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I missed this post. You said it all already. Many of these thug kids think high school is just a game/party. They are not trying to prepare themselves for life. The government can just pay their way because that's what they already know...
Link up Playa!
Hey Playa,
Why did the last Principal get exiled? Why did the last Baseball coach get fired, where are the last two AD'S?
Who hired the football coach? All of these for the wrong screwed up reasons?

Answer Johnny (double DUI) Holmes, Byrnes and Harding. They derailed these great guys careers all for personal gain. It is so screwed up in 218. If there were jobs out there I would leave in a heartbeat.
Parent

Riverside, IL

#39 Apr 1, 2013
Long time BI Resident wrote:
Got a point... can you explain the ACT score of 32 then??
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Congratulations, that is wonderful for your child and I commend you and your family. Sadly, this is not the norm for this school.
With so much being spent on administration costs for this district, couldn't more be done to try and get the parents more involved? If the community will just settle for, the parents are just not engaged or the kids just don't want to learn, then why are the taxpayers paying such high salaries for these administrators. Having just a handful of students succeed is not good enough. Why don't they have a tutorial on Skyward, explain on how parents can get weekly reports on their child's progress, find away to have more parental involvement and make the students more accountable. It is surley nice that your children flourished at DDE, but if you are a home owner, wouldn't it be nice to have a school to be proud of and be able to have faith that your community would be one that others would be proud to call home, when the time came people would say "hey, they got a pretty good school, lets buy here". This can begin to happen, if you get the right people with vision and hope for all of our children. These administrators have been around too long and we need a fresh approach.
Long time BI Resident

Alsip, IL

#40 Apr 2, 2013
Again got a point. Not Karen Burmeister tho.
No to 218 wrote:
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We all know that a few great kids will always succeed against all odds but the majority won't. Byrne, Rauch and Harding have proven that over and over and over and over and over.
You sound like Karen Burmeister.
Long time BI Resident

Alsip, IL

#41 Apr 2, 2013
I agree we need a change and yes there are some teachers that probably don't care but from the feedback I get from my daughter is sounds like it's mostly the students that don't care. The blatant lack of respect from many of the students is shocking. Some of the stories I hear are very discouraging. I still believe it all starts with the parents. If a parent is not involved then why would the child care. A "B" is not acceptable for me and my kids know it. I graduated from DDE many years ago and graduated in the top 1% of my graduating class and I expect the same from them.
Parent wrote:
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Congratulations, that is wonderful for your child and I commend you and your family. Sadly, this is not the norm for this school.
With so much being spent on administration costs for this district, couldn't more be done to try and get the parents more involved? If the community will just settle for, the parents are just not engaged or the kids just don't want to learn, then why are the taxpayers paying such high salaries for these administrators. Having just a handful of students succeed is not good enough. Why don't they have a tutorial on Skyward, explain on how parents can get weekly reports on their child's progress, find away to have more parental involvement and make the students more accountable. It is surley nice that your children flourished at DDE, but if you are a home owner, wouldn't it be nice to have a school to be proud of and be able to have faith that your community would be one that others would be proud to call home, when the time came people would say "hey, they got a pretty good school, lets buy here". This can begin to happen, if you get the right people with vision and hope for all of our children. These administrators have been around too long and we need a fresh approach.

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