School reform organization gets avera...

School reform organization gets average grades

There are 8 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 6, 2012, titled School reform organization gets average grades. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

While the Academy for Urban School Leadership has 'turned around' several failing Chicago Public Schools, some critics say improved test scores don't tell the whole story Third-grade students take part in a math exercise at Howe Elementary School, an Academy for Urban School Leadership turnaround school.

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Otis B Driftwood

Sayville, NY

#1 Feb 6, 2012
Chicago needs school reform(atories).

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Feb 6, 2012
My school was so rough, the school newspaper had an obituary section.

Since: Jan 07

Millville, PA

#3 Feb 6, 2012
As a retired teacher,I read this article with interest, curious about techniques, procedures and implementation. The article did not provide this information but was liberally sprinkled with the names of high profile politicians such as Rahm Emanuel. Because of this, I would be very interested in seeing the curricula,, particularly the history, social studies and literature selections. Are these schools actually experimental attempts to provide quality educations or is their role to indoctrinate students to accept radical views which are currently in vogue.

In my own area, I have seen a decline in the quality of the education students receive. Policies such as "inclusion" have blended regular ed students with marginal English speakers, the emotionally disturbed and low functioning special ed students. Many parents demand that their solid B students be placed in honors classes and pick up the tab for tutoring. My own children did very well in the public schools but this was prior to NCLB and other institutional legislation. Today I would pay any amount to put them in a private or parochial school.
Danny Rosa


#4 Feb 6, 2012
Illinois is only a Blue State. In the Blue States the Unions own the Dem Party and run the Publ Schools for the benefit of their members not our children. Duh!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08


#5 Feb 6, 2012
"The organization's pioneering work to "turn around" struggling schools by removing most of the teachers and administrators and replacing them with AUSL-trained staff,"

and not a word from the teacher's union????


Since: Sep 11

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#6 Apr 10, 2012
I just read a great article about fundraising for schools. Very useful if you're trying to help out with non profit organizations too :

Trois-rivières, Canada

#7 Apr 10, 2012
I think the best way to reform schools is to have mandatory nude swimming for the boys, and punishment should be bare-bottom spanking. When administered to boys, it should be done by a female teacher, in front of the female students.

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Since: Mar 12

#8 Apr 19, 2012
Reforms? Many well wishers or parents wants that their good students to be placed in quality classes you can also get information here:

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