The Chicago Public School system is pretty bad. Students are not learning – not by a long shot.
Forty percent of freshmen in the school system do not go on to graduate and more than nine out of ten need remedial courses in college because they don’t know basic high school math and English. Only one-quarter of graduates are ready for college.
But those are just numbers. It’s quite another thing entirely when this lack of education smacks you right in the face.
The picture above, sadly, is not a joke. It’s the card for this year’s prom, with the theme: “This Is Are Story.”
Paul Robeson High School is on Chicago’s south side – a poor and dangerous part of town and one of the not-so-shining stars of the city’s massive public school system.
Who is to blame for this? Parents certainly, but most of them are stuck with these shoddy schools. Teachers there don’t seem to care. Their average salary is $76,000. They just received a 17 percent raise. The median annual income in Englewood, where Robeson High School is located, is about $12,255 per person. The unemployment rate is 23.6 percent.
What future do these children have when the public school system fails them so miserably? Who will stand up for them in a bureaucracy where teachers get massive raises while they graduate children who are unprepared for anything except manual labor?
Another mind-numbing example has surfaced of the left’s fight to ban all guns, things that resemble guns, things that might make you think of guns and people who utter the world gun. This time though, a good teacher has been removed from the classroom and consequently, students are suffering.
Greg Schiller is a well-respected science teacher at Grand Arts High School in Los Angeles. As his class was preparing for the annual science fair, two students’ projects were brought to the attention of administrators which caused a ridiculous amount of concern over nothing.
The two students were working on projects which the school staff apparently deemed to be gun-related and now Mr. Schiller has been accused of placing his students in an unsafe environment. He was immediately placed in ‘teacher jail’, which is basically his removal from the classroom with pay.
One of the gun-like science projects was an air cannon similar to the one which was featured in a White House science fair back in 2012. Obama was captured on tape firing marshmallows out of it along with the student who built it. You would think that if the Secret Service deems it safe enough to be fired in the presence of the President, there’s really not much to worry about – unless flying marshmallows haunt your dreams.
The other project was an electromagnetic battery powered coil gun.
Mr. Schiller never had the opportunity to see either one of the projects and both students have been disqualified from the science fair.
That, however, is perhaps not even the worst of it. While Mr. Schiller is banned from his classroom, his students have been forced to prepare for their Advanced Placement exams without the help of his expertise. Of course, their substitute has not been of much help, being that they have no background in science, and serves primarily as a glorified babysitter.
If the students cannot pass their exams without the help of Mr. Schiller, they risk rejection from better colleges in the near future. It all seems like undue consequences over a couple crafty science fair projects.
Students have organized a protest in support of their well-liked teacher. They plan to wear duct tape covering their mouths in a vow not to speak until Mr. Schiller is released from ‘teacher jail’. Their effort is commendable, but it probably will not do much to sway the views of disillusioned gun-grabbers.
Let us know how this most recent report of anti-gun shenanigans makes you feel in the comments section!
A student at a public, taxpayer-funded high school in Michigan has clandestinely filmed a substitute teacher preaching crazy conspiracy theories in front of a high school physics class last month.
Sources who wish to remain anonymous for fear of retribution from school officials have told The Daily Caller that the incident occurred on Jan. 16, 2013 at Grosse Pointe North High School in a ritzy suburb of Detroit, Mich.
They say the substitute teacher is Jason Glicker.
The reason for the regular teacher’s absence that day is unclear.
Initially, the student who recorded it on a cell phone set up the camera to show basically just the classroom ceiling.
As the clip begins, Glicker can be heard calmly discussing people who “worked for the ISI, which is Pakistan’s intelligence service.”
It becomes clear that the substitute teacher is discussing the September 11 terrorist attacks.
“The ISI is funded indirectly by the CIA so, whether they knew it or not, they were funding the terrorists,” he explains. Then: “One of the hijackers, Mohamed Atta, he was not a Muslim extremist because, (a) He’d been living here for years. He had an American girlfriend. He was supposedly addicted to cocaine.”
Glicker argues that Atta was “not a Muslim extremist” because “if you’re a Muslim fundamentalist, you know, you would stick to, you know, the laws of Islam.”
Next, a confused student asks why the September 11 terrorists killed themselves?
“That’s where it gets weird,” the physics sub cheerfully responds. “That’s where I think it’s somewhere along the lines of something like MKUltra where they’re, like, brainwashing these people.”
The teacher does not specify who “they” is. However, he immediately goes on to claim that the CIA was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, when 909 people drank poison on the orders of cult leader Jim Jones. He suggests that the incident was “probably just an offshoot of the MKUltra program.”
At about the 1:50 mark, the videographer tilts the camera slightly and shows Glicker writing on a whiteboard what the sub believes are “the most easy-to-prove” conspiracy theories.
The substitute teacher lists MKUltra and “Operation Gladio,” which he describes by saying: “most world governments, pretty much, they want to start a war so they would use a false-flag terrorist attack.”
At roughly that point, as Glicker turns his back to the class, students can clearly be heard snickering in disbelief about the bizarre arguments they are witnessing.
Glicker then explains how Franklin Roosevelt and other top U.S. officials let Pearl Harbor happen as an excuse to enter World War II.
As he wraps Iran-Contra Affair – and more cocaine – into his vast conspiracy theory, the videographer becomes bold enough to film Glicker directly. The teacher is shown with black hair and a beard. He is wearing a long necklace.
The last 15 seconds or so is Glicker’s (relatively reasonable) portrayal of the ATF gunwalking scandal—often called in popular parlance “Operation Fast and Furious.”
Two students in the class later spoke about what they saw.
“It is inappropriate for him to indoctrinate students without facts or logical discussion, especially in a physics class,” said the student who surreptitiously recorded the rant.
“Personally I feel that all opinions and perspectives should be valued, and yet there is an appropriate time and place for them,” the videographer added. “This was certainly not one of them.”
Another student who was also in the classroom to witness the screed observed that the conspiracy-crazed sub has continued as a substitute teacher at the high school
“The sub continues to fully participate in Grosse Pointe North,” the student said. “For example he not only taught soon after the incident but he also appeared in the student newspaper.”
The reference is to a puff piece in Grosse Pointe North’s student newspaper dated Jan. 31, 2013 which speaks flatteringly about four recurrent substitute teachers at the school.
“Substitute teacher Jason Glicker is rarely seen without one of his iconic necklaces on,” the article explains. “Glicker’s jewelry choice stemmed from a hobby of his, which is going to music festivals.”
In the part where Glicker describes himself, he notes that he is an avid fan of the alternative metal band Tool. He also gives a window into his unique teaching style.
“I like it when kids are engaged and they’re actually interested if I have something to say, they seem like they want to hear it. I will definitely tell them,” Glicker tells the student newspaper.
On the Manning Report, Dr. James David Manning interviews Mia Pope, a former high school acquaintance of B. Hussein Obama, whom she knew as Barry Soetoro. She said she was not really friends with Barry, nobody really was, characterizing him as a liar who used people.
Mia was born in 1963 in California, but moved to Hawaii as an infant. She met Barry Soetoro in 1977 at the age of 13 or 14. They were both members of a group that just hung out at the beach in Waikiki. She knew him as a foreign student and never gave it much thought. She was surprised years later when he reemerged under a different name as a candidate for president.
Dr. Manning conducts an informative and interesting interview with Mia, in which she details Barry Soetoro’s character or lack thereof back in his youth. She says she would not have even bothered having a conversation with the Dr. if Obama had changed or were not destroying the country. She says that in light of what is going on, she felt compelled, out of patriotism, to speak up.
She details how it was very well known that Barry was not into girls and his membership in the gay community, particularly around Diamond Head. Barry never exhibited any interest in women, she says, everybody knew he was strictly into men.
According to Pope, Soetoro had a serious cocaine habit and the source of his cocaine was the white men that he had relations with.
She talks about how the two of them really didn’t get along back then, that Barry was clearly a pathological liar. She says that, “every time Barry opened his mouth, the most outlandish stories would come out.” She remembers asking, “Barry, don’t you ever get tired of lying?” She remarks how he would lie about the most self-aggrandizing types of things, always something to egotistically boost himself. She recalls how he’d turn on the charm, just to get something from you. She used an example of the way he’d bum cigarettes, as they all did from each other, and then as soon as you gave him one he’d snap and turn away. “Like adding insult to injury”, she said.
It’s a very revealing interview and well worth the time to listen. Mia doesn’t have any interest in writing a book, she says she doesn’t have enough to fill up a book, and that she isn’t out to make a name for herself. She says what brings her forward is courage, and a need to speak up regarding the wrongs that are being committed against her nation.
She goes on record that she has no interest in and wouldn’t be discussing his sexual orientation or his drug use if he weren’t still the lying “scumbag” that he used to be. But he is and therefore, out of a sense of duty to her nation, she feels a need to expose the fraud for what he is. Many things don’t add up, such as Soetoro’s admission into the extremely expensive and exclusive Punaho School and the suspicious, still unsolved murders of three gay acquaintances of Obama from the Trinity Church in Chicago.
Perhaps more individuals from Barry’s past will now feel empowered to speak up regarding the curious circumstances. If you take the time to watch the video, you will hear a firsthand account of a person upon which a false presidential persona has been structured and applied.
Police say a high school teacher in Walpole, Mass. wearing only a ski hat, ski goggles and a towel ambled down to his mailbox early Monday morning, then dropped the towel and began thrusting his hips in the direction of the mailbox.
Two women say they witnessed parts of the bizarre incident, reports local FOX affiliate WFXT.
Norfolk County Agricultural High School teacher Marc Mertz trotted from his house, which is secluded behind some trees, down a snow-covered driveway to his mailbox at the edge of what appears to be a reasonably busy road. He was allegedly wearing a towel, a winter hat, goggles and nothing else.
Initially, an unidentified female driver spotted him. The woman said she then drove by a second time – because of course she did. That’s when she saw Mertz without the towel. He was wearing nothing from about the nostrils down.
Walpole police chief John Carmichael said Mertz, 44, then made “a return trip” to the mailbox a couple hours later. This second time, another unidentified female witness also saw him first in a towel and then in the buff.
“The suspect dropped his towel, basically exposed himself to the victim,” Carmichael told WFXT. “He started to gyrate his body in the vicinity of his mailbox.”
When police showed up, Mertz denied everything at first. Then, however, he reportedly confessed to his nudity.
On Wednesday afternoon, police arrested Mertz on charges of gross lewdness and disturbing the peace.
The teacher was later released on $1,000 bail and ordered to avoid the women who reported his antics.
Carmichael noted that Mertz was also busted in a similar situation in 2012 when he “exposed himself to some boaters that were launching at a lake in a similar type incident in Natick.”
According to the Norfolk Aggie website, Mertz is an instructor in the plant, environmental and mechanical technology department. Fox Boston adds that he teaches forestry courses.
School officials at have placed Mertz on administrative leave.
It’s been a bang-up week for Massachusetts teachers in the news. Earlier this week, school officials in Fitchburg, Mass. placed 23-year-old Kaitlin “Kaity” Pearson, a special education teacher’s aide, on administrative leave after her awesome modeling photos anonymously appeared in the superintendent’s mailbox.
The Progressives love to tout the separation of church and state, especially when it comes to prayer in public schools. But when it comes to the public schools in New Haven Connecticut, Communists seem more than welcome.
(Front Row Left) Former Democrat State Senator Ed Gomes, (Front Row Center) Democrat State Representative Edwin Vargas and (Front Row Right) Laurie Kennington, president of Local 34 clerical and technical workers at Yale. (Back Row Seated) John Olsen, former Communist award recipient and President emeritas Conn. AFL-CIO At the 2013 CPUSA Amistad Awards (Pic from PW/Henry Lowendorf)
The Bell News reports that last month two State Democratic Politicians and a Local Union President accepted awards from the Communist Party USA at an event held in a public high school:
According to an article on the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) News, People’s World, in December of 2013 a Communist award ceremony was held in a New Haven Connecticut public high school auditorium where the Democrat State Rep, Former Democrat State Senator and the local Union President all received awards:
NEW HAVEN, CONN. – From the opening video and drumming to the remarks of the awardees, songs, youth slide show and finale, an atmosphere of unity and optimism inspired the entire multi-racial audience at the 2013 People’s World Amistad Awards, held in the auditorium of Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School…
…In his closing remarks Rev. Scott Marks brought the crowd to its feet as he called for door-to-door organizing that will “move forward” the fight for jobs and other needs. “I will not go back!” he exclaimed passionately.
Marks and all the awardees praised the vision and work of the Communist Party in their communities. The event was held on the occasion of the CPUSA’s 94th anniversary.
Former state Senator Ed Gomes, a steelworker, state representative Edwin Vargas, a teacher, and Laurie Kennington, president of Local 34 clerical and technical workers at Yale all accepted large framed posters of the Amistad statue that stands in front of New Haven City Hall, cheered on by family, friends, co-workers, elected officials and union and community leaders.
Read more at The Bell News.