Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Abuse in Chicago Public Schools

I don't know if you've read about the current allegations that there has been widespread abuse in the Chicago Public schools. I'm appalled. 818 students since 2003 have come forward alleging abuse by the teachers and staff at their schools.

As a former teacher. I have no words. Everyone in the public schools knows better. There is no excuse.

As a parent, I am beyond words. I have a problem right now with a bully in day care with String Bean. I can handle that. It is kid on kid bullying. (Ok to be fair, the kid is about 3 years old and my String Bean is 15 months--no real harm is being done, but who would have thought I'd have to deal with this issue already?) This problem I am dealing with is just a drop in a swimming pool compared to a pool full of problems like the CPS is dealing with now.

Come on!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Wow! I haven't heard about this...although I live in the Philly area...I'm originally from Chicago (and all my family is still there). My cousin and a few other family members are teachers in the Chicago public school system...I'm gonna have to call them up...nad they better not be in on that (I have full confidence that they aren't)! Goodness!