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Advance Illinois releases dismal report
on education in Illinois

Chicago Tribune, by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah

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Posted By:Rat Patrol, 11/14/2012 6:51:54 PM

Years of overhaul efforts have done little to improve schools in Illinois, and a comprehensive and sustained program to change how children are educated in the state´s public schools is needed, leaders of an education reform group said Tuesday. "We´re going to have to hit this with a 2-by-4," said Robin Steans, executive director of Advance Illinois. According to a report released by the organization Tuesday, only one-third of Illinois students complete fourth grade proficient in reading; the same percentage of students is academically prepared at the start of high school;

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The Obama IL Democratic party has not only destroyed the economy in Illinois and its budget deficits are beyond repair,the schools are a joke.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jl80863, 11/14/2012 7:02:10 PM     (No. 9014833)

Obviously teachers aren´t paid enough. S/O

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 11/14/2012 7:07:53 PM     (No. 9014840)

Schools will always fail when Democrats are in control because there is no incentive to succeed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Justavoter, 11/14/2012 7:19:24 PM     (No. 9014858)

Vouchers for private schools is the only solution. Get the government out of the schools

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 11/14/2012 7:23:03 PM     (No. 9014865)

Only more money can fix this problem because...because...because that´s what the rats ALWAYS say. Gotta feed those union hogs, the hell with the kids.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lydwho, 11/14/2012 7:23:47 PM     (No. 9014867)

The teachers here in Chicago spend more time counting their money than is spent teaching!!!

Art

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Reply 6 - Posted by: montanabound, 11/14/2012 7:25:07 PM     (No. 9014869)

So the Superintendent of Chicago schools gets promoted to Secretary of Education.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: john56, 11/14/2012 7:34:57 PM     (No. 9014886)

I coulda given you the same report for free on the morning of November 7.

Obviously, education (and just about anything) in Illinois is dismal.

I hate that state.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 11/14/2012 7:37:53 PM     (No. 9014890)

The only way they can improve the children´s education is to get rid of the unions. But they will probably never do that. So education will continue to get worse. Nothing like being stupid.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/14/2012 7:55:56 PM     (No. 9014927)

#7 is correct.

Axelrod and Jarrett are over the moon with the current state of ignorance.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mean Gene, 11/14/2012 7:56:52 PM     (No. 9014930)

Arne Duncan spreads this ´´magic´´ across the nation....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kathleentexas, 11/14/2012 7:59:53 PM     (No. 9014939)

Need to spend more money. That always works. Keep throwing $$$ at the problem until Illinois is broke. Oh, wait...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JerseyDotter, 11/14/2012 8:04:56 PM     (No. 9014948)

I still say until these students put forth some effort on their own and have parental support at home (ha ha!), they will never succeed. I´m not sure they even want to. Why should they, when they can sit at home and collect EBT cards, free rent, free food, free medical care, Obamaphones, SSI?

I always found I got out of any endeavor EXACTLY WHAT I PUT INTO IT...nothing more, nothing less (B.A. Communications, summa cum laude).

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Reply 13 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/14/2012 8:11:11 PM     (No. 9014961)

FTA: William Daley said the solution doesn´t lie in a voucher system or other measures that could largely privatize education.

Of course not, the answer is more money and power for the teacher´s unions.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/14/2012 8:42:30 PM     (No. 9015010)

Depends upon what part of the state you live.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: fayebeck, 11/14/2012 8:55:55 PM     (No. 9015027)

It´s the parents fault.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/14/2012 9:30:26 PM     (No. 9015075)

The students should be paid to learn, most certainly to come to school. The schools need upgrading: new buildings, parking lots for student´s cars, computers, internet connections, cell phones, video and game rooms.
Make school fun.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rat Patrol, 11/14/2012 9:39:30 PM     (No. 9015088)

The Democrats want you poor and dumb and voting Rat...Other than that they do not care one bit about you.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: veritas, 11/14/2012 9:40:11 PM     (No. 9015089)

This is always the first question to ask -- what percentage of gov´t school teachers send their kids to private schools?

Looks like "professional educators" have had far too much control of educa-- ´scuse me, of school systems, for far too long.

#15 is correct. Stoopit parents have stoopit kids, and then send them to school.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bluefindad, 11/14/2012 9:50:47 PM     (No. 9015100)

Hey wait! Didn´t Obama head up the Annenberg project in Chicago to improve education? Are we seeing the results?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: squid, 11/14/2012 10:01:41 PM     (No. 9015106)

Hahahahahahaha!!

That is why we home schooled our children through High School. Illinois may have one of the worst public school systems in the entire country, BUT it has the BEST home schooling laws in the entire country.

Home schools in Illinois have the same legal status as a private school, so the Public Educational system cannot touch us or regulate us in any way.

These laws were set up in the 1950s before the IEA became the monster that it is now.

For the last thirty years the IEA has been trying, in all sorts of crazy ways, to create some kind of a legal distinction between home schools and all the other private schools. The home schoolers in Illinois have been well organized and, so far, have been able to undermine all attempts.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/14/2012 10:09:35 PM     (No. 9015111)

Illinois schools are fine.
(Shh. Don´t tell them the truth. Otherwise the ignorant beasts might move to our relatively civilized cities.)

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/15/2012 5:54:16 AM     (No. 9015390)

What a surprise. So-called teachers sucked up all the money for themselves and kids are left the losers.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: GKC fan, 11/15/2012 6:01:40 AM     (No. 9015398)

#15 you are right, but I would also add that it is the fault of the culture also.

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