Contains Choking Hazards
I read the following article in the Chicago Tribune this morning regarding St.
Scholastica becoming a charter school. I went to Alvernia, also an all
girls roman Catholic HS, so I am well aware of St. Scholastica...a
former "rival". I was choking on my coffee as I read this piece.
Frankly, I was really hoping CPS would turn St. Scholastica into a
selective enrollment high school and add some additional seats to those
few, those happy few, coveted spots.
Warning! The following items contained in the above news article may present choking hazards for CPS parents:
While Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the school district are encouraging the growth of charter schools, CPS continues to cut costs while facing a deepening financial crisis and dwindling enrollment. (so we are so poor we are selling off the farm....except when it comes to charters, they get a big beautiful building. We all know that Charter has always been Dad's favorite.)
"Clearly we have a successful model that is working for our community, and parents are gravitating toward it," Rangel said. "Why wouldn't we want to do more of that?" (Clearly? Using what lens is this model a clear success?)
Dozens of CPS teachers and residents of the Galewood neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side packed a public hearing last fall to urge the local alderman to block a zoning change to allow UNO to open an elementary school. The outcry delayed a vote on the zoning change, but UNO ultimately won approval. (Talk to the hand people...and only for three minutes. We have an agenda to r(h)am through.)
UNO has developed a close relationship with the Archdiocese of Chicago. The school at St. Scholastica will be the eighth UNO school to occupy a current or former archdiocese building. (UNO and the Catholic church? Okay, I'll say it, an unholy alliance.)
"Rogers Park is a community we know and it's a place we want to be," Rangel said. "We're not going to allow political agendas to get in the way of what we're trying to do." (Translation: Rogers Park is a community we want in on. We are not going to allow anyone to stop us from of making money.)
Coffee spit taked all over the place. I need to wipe up some spills.