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The Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined the people protesting the planned closings of several failing Chicago schools. Jackson said the Rainbow/Push coalition will call on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate inequalities in the city’s public school system that, he said, have disproportionately affected African-American and Latino students. Huh? Hey, Rev, just a heads up, but 91% of students in Chicago Public schools are African-American or Latino. That’s going to be real hard to prove. You’ve done some good things in the past, but I think it’s time for you to retire or at least do your homework before working for a cause.

Mitt Romney, what are you thinking ?  I get it that you are a Republican and must bash labor unions, but do you really want to do that in MICHIGAN?  Yikes, describing union people as “stooges” and claiming that they are causing America’s downfall ?  I predicted you would win the Republican nomination, stop making me look bad, you’re blowing it!

Retired teachers in Illinois, you better start thinking about getting a part-time job if you don’t already have one. Our beloved Democratic governor, Pat Quinn, now wants you and or local school districts to pick up the State’s 20% share of retired teachers’ medical insurance. We already pay an average of $500 per month for our medical insurance premiums.  Just another way for the State of Illinois to show their appreciation for teachers. Maybe this is their bizarre way of repaying us for having stolen our pension fund money over a period of many years. “Sorry we took your pension funds and ruined the whole pension system, but could you also pay more for your insurance premiums?”

A theater chain in the Chicago area is announcing a policy by which children under 6 years of age will not be allowed into R-rated movies. Yes, some parents bring them into those kinds of movies all the time. Does this in some small way show you what teachers have to deal with when it comes to incompetent parents? I don’t think people have the slightest idea how many idiotic parents there are in the world. Just ask a teacher, or maybe a theater owner.

Another school shooting, this time in Ohio.  I just finished listening to security experts on the news. They were upset that all schools don’t have metal detectors. I wonder how much that would cost each school, and if our homeowners would complain about the additional tax funds needed for that. Maybe it’s time for a referendum on funding more security measures. I know every parent worries about their child’s safety at school. I can think of other areas they probably should be worrying more about. If you want something that you should be worrying about, check out who’s driving your child’s school bus. Good luck with that. Maybe you better not think about it. (Sorry, I know there are many wonderful school bus drivers, but believe me, I’ve met my share of very unsavory ones).

Written by alkleen

February 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

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  1. Metal detectors in schools …. seems like a good idea, but it’s false security. You need to accompany these with x-ray machines to check out backpacks, etc. And what about on the buses? Do we need to build this stuff into the school buses too? How about the kid who drives to school, stashes a cache of guns in his trunk, and blasts away as kids are coming and going from the building? Bombs???

    It’s horrifying to think what a motivated person with access to the wrong stuff can do at a school, or at and office building, or a city park. We just can’t make everyone perfectly secure everywhere they go. Banning guns won’t work any better than banning drugs. “If owning guns is made criminal, only criminals will own guns.”

    The world is indeed a scary place…

    Paul Lambert

    February 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

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