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    2 Investigators: School System Ignored Safety Concerns

    If your child feels unsafe at school, and you want them transferred to a new school, what do you think would happen?
    Families say officials with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) drag their heels and even prevent transfers, further endangering their kids. 2 Investigator Dave Savini found the district has been lacking a policy to deal with this safety concern.
    Since 2008-2009 school year, Edwina Meyer has been trying to get a transfer out of Scammon Elementary School, 4201 W. Henderson St. She says she feels unsafe.
    “It’s terrible,” Meyer says. “It’s like so much happened in that classroom.”
    She says she has witnessed multiple X-rated acts while in class.
    Meyer was reportedly not alone in witnessing this behavior. Laura Flores says her daughter also witnessed the sex acts.
    “My daughter was psychologically damaged by it, in the way she had nightmares, she fretted about going to school,” Flores said. “She was afraid.”

    Flores and Susan Meyer, Edwina’s mother, both say that during the past two years, they wanted their daughters transferred to different schools for safety reasons. But they say school officials fought them, even though they acknowledge the sex acts occurred and fired the teacher.
    Edwina Meyer says even after the teacher was fired, problems persisted. She says she was bit, inappropriately touched and she says denied access to the bathroom. Meyer says she wet herself and was forced to sit in her own urine.
    “I don’t have an explanation from anybody why it’s happening,” Susan Meyer said.

    She removed her daughter from Scammon and has been trying to have her placed in a new school.
    The problem is there have been no official CPS policies to help students transfer when they felt unsafe.

    2 Investigators: School System Ignored Safety Concerns « CBS Chicago – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago

    Unbelievable!!!! What the Hell? This kind of crap goes on in an elementary school and the teachers can't be touched, but the parents and children can be victimized? What have we come to?

    You all want the problem with Unions? here is one big one!


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    Re: 2 Investigators: School System Ignored Safety Concerns

    Schools are becoming less and less safe from all sources and frankly I don't know what the answer is, but you would think the system would be more responsive and sensitive.

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    The problem is the unions. I generally favour their existence but in this case the law needs to come down hard. It's Chicago though, what do you expect.

    My kids are going to private school if I can afford it.

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    Re: 2 Investigators: School System Ignored Safety Concerns

    This is an unfortunate event in the lives of these students and their parents. It is also one experience in many highlighted to vilify unions for political gain. If we are to be honest and look at the whole picture then we must acknowledge public school teachers have no control over the myriad factors influencing a child’s scholastic performance and appetite for learning; what they had for breakfast, how much sleep they get, if they spend their spare time reading or playing video games, whether their parents smoke/drink/drug at home, etc.

    Speaking as a nurse.. .. ..judging teachers based on “objective” standardized tests is like judging doctors based on how many of their patients get sick vs how many they cure. These are but "symptoms" of that which is wrong in our society on the whole. Improve our society and our schools will follow. Quit sending jobs away and denying healthcare. Contrary to the rally cry of the right, people do want to work. If the religious section of our society would do some self goverance then they would not be losing face and turning people off to that. It seems that all those who speak of how we as a society should live are not living that life themselves. It cannot be "Do as I say; not as I do" anymore. People are too saavy to have that game run on them anymore.
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    Re: 2 Investigators: School System Ignored Safety Concerns

    Yeah you cite one extreme case and it's a problem everywhere. Riiiight! Bad, bad unions! We had a case in our area where a girl fabricated a sexual advance by a teacher. Thank God there was a union and he was provided legal representation. The girl admitted to making it all up.

    That school system and area of the country has had problems forever and continues to have problems but that doesn't mean it's everywhere.
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    Re: 2 Investigators: School System Ignored Safety Concerns

    Some serious house cleaning in order for this system. Pathetic.
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    Re: 2 Investigators: School System Ignored Safety Concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Unbelievable!!!! What the Hell? This kind of crap goes on in an elementary school and the teachers can't be touched, but the parents and children can be victimized? What have we come to?

    You all want the problem with Unions? here is one big one!


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    Careful....if officials make it too easy to transfer for safety concerns, many of Chicago public schools would be gutted. After spending time on this board, I've come to the conclusion that the Chicago area (probably like most metro areas) hosts myriad problems that non-metro areas can't fathom. CPS are a mess.

    But blaming it on unions, as several posters here have done? I'm not sure why that.

    CPS have coppers in residence, many schools have metal detectors at the door, classroom lockdowns, gang violence is an every-day occurrence. The problem is much bigger than unions. It's a mindset that refuses to address the fact that school safety isn't of paramount concern. Same problem with poor neighborhoods in the city. It's not police unions that allow crime to run rampant in some areas of the city. Not union's fault that innocent young people are caught in the crossfire and killed every week.
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    Re: 2 Investigators: School System Ignored Safety Concerns

    Chicago is in a somewhat unique category all its own when it comes to gangs. I don't know what the solution is for CPD, but I suspect it needs to be taken over by state officials and completely gutted/rebuilt.

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    Re: 2 Investigators: School System Ignored Safety Concerns

    Teachers unions are to blame for way to many substandard teachers being retained. Those substandard teachers are the core of the problem within the education system.

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    The problem is the unions. I generally favour their existence but in this case the law needs to come down hard. It's Chicago though, what do you expect.

    My kids are going to private school if I can afford it.
    Don't get your heart set on a private school automatically being better. My step kids went to a private school and the faculty was the worst I'd ever seen.
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    Re: 2 Investigators: School System Ignored Safety Concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Teachers unions are to blame for way to many substandard teachers being retained. Those substandard teachers are the core of the problem within the education system.

    Don't get your heart set on a private school automatically being better. My step kids went to a private school and the faculty was the worst I'd ever seen.
    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. Doesn't make any difference if we have the best teachers in the entire world. If students' family culture doesn't value learning, chances are the kids won't either. Talk to me about tenure being a big problem, and that I'll believe. Teacher unions shouldn't even exist. But teacher unions, in and of themselves, while they **** the taxpayer, don't cause bad teachers.

    Why in the world did your stepchildren stay in a private school with a lousy faculty?
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