Between sipping espresso and beating their students into conniptions, it is completely understandable that very little teaching and learning is being accomplished in Chicago's Public Schools. For the sake of America's reputation around the world, it is time to close Chicago Public Schools. From cbs2chicago dot com:
Hundreds of students have allegedly been beaten by teachers, coaches and staff at Chicago Public Schools. 2 Investigator Dave Savini continues his ongoing investigation involving the illegal use corporal punishment.
An exclusive CBS 2 investigation discovered Treveon Martin is one of at least 818 Chicago Public School students, since 2003, to allege being battered by a teacher or an aide, coach, security guard, or even a principal. In most of those cases - 568 of them - Chicago Public School investigators determined the children were telling the truth.
Whippings, with various instruments, seem to be the beating method of choice among CPS faculty, however, other re-education and interrogation methods have been employed as well.
The 2 Investigators found reports of students beaten with broomsticks, whipped with belts, yard sticks, struck with staplers, choked, stomped on and pushed down stairs. One substitute teacher even fractured a student's neck.
Many of the beatings took place under the watchful eye of U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, who was promoted for his brilliant negotiation of the purchase of $67,000 worth of espresso machines..
"If someone hits a student, they are going to be fired. It's very, very simple," Duncan said.
Before heading to Washington, he vowed to take action.
"Any founded allegation where an adult is hitting a child, hitting a student - they're going to be gone," Duncan said.
Much like the change and transparency his boss, President Obama, promised, Duncan left town with nothing accomplished.
But that's not what happened under Duncan's watch. Of the 568 verified cases, only 24 led to termination. Records show one teacher who quote "battered students for several years" was simply given a "warning" by the Board of Education.
The only option to save America's reputation around the world is to close down Chicago Public Schools. Clearly, the world would not approve of the "teaching techniques" used by CPS. What kind of message does this send to the rest of the world if America allows teachers to bash eighth graders over their heads with staplers?
God help us!