Chicago Prom Slogan: This Is Are Story [Pic]

Submitted by: nettech98 2 years ago in

Its hard to deny just how poorly Chicagos public schools are performing when it hits you in the face. Such is the case with Paul Robeson High Schools 2014 prom theme: This is Are Story.


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Some people might enjoy mocking the irony of the gross misuse of vocabulary.

But unless the organizers of the prom festivities planned the wording this way as a joke, theres nothing funny about the situation.

Paul Robeson High School is located in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicagos South Side, one of the poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. The high school also is part of the failing Chicago Public Schools, or CPS, system.

Four out of 10 CPS freshmen do not graduate.

If they do graduate, 91 percent have to take remediation courses in college because they do not know how to do basic math and school work. Just 26 percent of CPS high school students are college-ready, according to the ACT subject matter tests.

Students in these schools whose families cant afford an alternative are trapped in classrooms that, for the most part, aren"t equipping them to succeed in the future.

But while CPS students get left behind, their teachers receive generous compensation.

The average CPS teacher salary is $76,000. The last contract negotiations in 2012 gave CPS teachers 17 percent raises over three years.

The median household income in Chicago is just $47,408. The disparity is worse in Englewood, a neighborhood where 23.6 percent of residents are unemployed and the average per capita income is $12,255.

Somethings not adding up.

Students cant spell. They cant do math. They aren"t graduating. And theyre not being set up to succeed in the real world.

So why should CPS teachers be rewarded with raises?

The Paul Robeson prom theme is a glaring example of just how bad things have gotten in Chicago Public Schools. The tragic irony is that Paul Robeson students picked a theme that evokes hope for the future; something every child deserves.

But until CPS changes its ways, the system will continue failing students at schools like Paul Robeson.

Its time all Chicago students have a reason to believe in a brighter tomorrow.
If only my grammar was alive to see me graduate
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There are 24 comments:
Male 1,365
Dis is yare future America!
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Female 2,691
Yes, yes, nettech98.You have a point. (Wear a hat, and no one will notice it.) Now, go and proofread your post.
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Male 1,949
Chicago still has schools?

Hey wanna know why the Bears suck so bad?


Do ya?


Huh?



Well, it`s because.....


they start off as Cubs.
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Male 3,477
Dat be how my moms spell it.
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Male 6
"Its time all Chicago students have a reason to believe in a brighter tomorrow."

lol.... irony!
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Male 15,832
I got $100 that says the teachers are unionized. Any takers?
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Male 40,772
"This Are Our Story" = Fixed it!

@BostonKaiser: Good point. They probably have a terrible time getting teachers to GO to that school, ANY teachers, nevermind good ones.
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Male 1,218
Before you blame the teachers, I suggest you spend a day in one of these classrooms. The behavior of the "students" is appalling.
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Male 11,739
Inner city school?
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Female 9,572
I`d ask for great pay too if I had to work at a sh*tty school like that one.
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Male 358
No child left behind. Even if he can`t read or write we`re gonna graduate the bastard.
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Male 5,872
Perhaps it was meant to say: `This Is Arse Story`.
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Male 6,077
"So why should CPS teachers be rewarded with raises?"

Hazard pay. Maybe it`s the only way to get teachers into the school.

The fact that kids won`t learn is often NOT the fault of the teacher. My wife is a Speech-Language specialist. Part of her work is in a school like this one. Often the kids will come in, sit down, and simply refuse to do, or even look at, any work at all. These are 18 year old ghetto kids. If they don`t want to do the work there`s nothing you can do to make them.
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Female 4,440
sounds like they need a good community planner
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Male 7,941
Blaming the teachers "salary" is stupid. Could the CPS actually get rid of bad teachers better? Sure. Teachers SHOULD be getting paid a good wage. They should also be good teachers.
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Male 7,774
They should have it cancelled.
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Male 15,271
OP is angry
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Male 2,669
Soon, humans will communicate with grunts, howls, and of course twerking.

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Male 2,107
76K for 9 months is over 100k for a normal, 12 month job.
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Female 1,516
South Cicero Ave? Good God. That is probably the biggest trashpit in the whole city of Chicago. As much as I love my hometown... I`d rather take my chances walking a tightrope over the Grand Canyon rather than walk down certain streets.

Its a shame that even the schools in the area reflect the terrible state of the neighborhood.
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Female 4,084
can`t = cannot.
cant = leaning to one side.

although the criticism of CPS is deserved, the author should at least proofread his own text before submitting it, anywhere. i thought that perhaps the apostrophe was not being recognized, but the author uses the word `cant` and then almost immediately uses `aren`t`. so that`s not the problem....

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Male 1,397
....`there`s` `can`t` `something`s` `can`t` (again!) `can`t` (AGAIN!!!) `they`re`...and, last of all...`it`s`.
Your `Grammar` OH, I SEE! It`s a JOKE!

Phew!
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Male 1,292
Have they just given up?
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Male 1,073
Link: Chicago Prom Slogan: This Is Are Story [Pic] [Rate Link] - If only my grammar was alive to see me graduate
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