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    Re: Chicago Teachers Strike 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    School A is making annual progress and its scores are improving. School B is not.

    I retired seven years ago and was only there for the first year of the process. So perhaps you know your schools situation far better than I do. I distinctly remember our school made no effort at all to get those first year scores in a good positive number area because we wanted to have room to improve. I thought that was fraudulent.
    School A might be making progress, but they're not making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) which is set at a set percentage. This school year the AYP goal is 90% of all students will meet or exceed in reading and math. School A won't make it and has most likely been under School Improvement plans for several years. The goal of NCLB was to reach 100% meeting and exceeding by 2013-2014.


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    Re: Chicago Teachers Strike 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Education blows, working conditions for teachers blow, there is not enough funding to make effective schools.
    Give me paper, pencils and access to a library and I can turn a group of incoming first graders into great readers and writers. Money isn't the problem.


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    Re: Chicago Teachers Strike 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Schutzengel View Post
    and the bottom 20% are functionally illiterate.
    What does functionally illiterate mean? And where did you come up with this figure? I think I had exactly one out of probably 500 high school students who could not read or write and i believe he had severe dyslexia or something similar. Every other student I had was definitely functionally literate in my book.

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    Re: Chicago Teachers Strike 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Heh. Didn't have YOU'RE best interests at heart, did he? Or did he believe that he needed to leave to make room for someone BETTER to come teach you?
    I was a 33 year teacher and union member. I was the Union rep in my high school for more than twenty years. I was the elected chair of all the high schools representing almost 2,000 teachers and spoke for them to the union.

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    Re: Chicago Teachers Strike 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by nathanj63 View Post
    What does functionally illiterate mean? And where did you come up with this figure? I think I had exactly one out of probably 500 high school students who could not read or write and i believe he had severe dyslexia or something similar. Every other student I had was definitely functionally literate in my book.
    Functionally illiterate means that they cannot read unaided above the third grade level I believe.
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    Re: Chicago Teachers Strike 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Schutzengel View Post
    Functionally illiterate means that they cannot read unaided above the third grade level I believe.
    Yes, pretty much. But I would add that they cannot write either. And I don't mean pretty handwriting.


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    Re: Chicago Teachers Strike 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I was a 33 year teacher and union member. I was the Union rep in my high school for more than twenty years. I was the elected chair of all the high schools representing almost 2,000 teachers and spoke for them to the union.

    I am here and participating.
    OK.


    And this information applies to what I posted....how?
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    Re: Chicago Teachers Strike 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    That is quite the assumption that does not cover how the majority of students are able to graduate. An almost linear relationship exists between graduation rates and parents income levels (among other variables like race, and divorce). Other factors such as social integration are said to play a role; however it is difficult to quantify social status. All available evidence points to growing up in a tough situation as being the most distinguishable factor.
    And, I absolutely agree with this... so should he hold chicago harmless for a 40% dropout rate?
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    Re: Chicago Teachers Strike 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    OK.


    And this information applies to what I posted....how?
    Originally Posted by KevinKohler
    I notice that the usual ardent proponents of unions are not present in this thread. I find their absence speaks far more than they every could with mere words, were they to participate here.
    that was you correct?
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    Re: Chicago Teachers Strike 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    So are other strong public school systems like Valparaiso, Chesterton, and St. John. It has nothing to do with partisan politics! It is all about income levels. Children who come from wealthy families are 7 times less likely to drop out than children who come from poor families.

    Yeah thats where I was going with it......not so much on the partisan politics. Although.....hows tha work with like Hazel Crest. Where they created that Subdivsion for Doctors and Medical People Right across from South Suburban Hospital.

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