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Posted by Michael Seitzinger on 03/10/2013 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Waiting for the day of judgment from Mayor Emanuel

Lets hear solutions and scenarios that can create positive transformation in Public Education. What do you suggest are solutions?

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Posted by Michael Seitzinger on 03/10/2013 at 1:49 AM

Re: “Waiting for the day of judgment from Mayor Emanuel

it would be more interesting to hear about the pros and cons of Unions as well as the history of education. Let's talk about specifics. I have an MAT in Special Education and have researched the missing ingredient to public education. Social Capital is missing in typical low performing CPSs. Noble Street School and ACE are two examples of publicly funded schools. The Unions fought vehemently against the establishment of charter schools because the charter schools use public funding and they don't have to follow the antiquated compulsory guidelines which have helped create curricular and arbitrary gridlock. Just previous to 1900 schools became compulsory. The assumption is that school is good for humanity. Im not so sure having been educated for 30yrs that I would recommend it to anyone particularly in the same old antiquated fashion. Arne Duncan has attempted to circumvent the rules locked in place regarding the limited number of charter schools in an attempt to create better "public schools". Home schooling and alternative schooling etc is a way to increase social capital. Student/work programs and quasi/interships encourage the students to make the social capital connections and increase their connections to a future that seems plausible. A future their parents and community may or may not have been afforded. BTW, I'm interested in construction and trades because my high school kind of focussed on "higher" education. What I once looked down upon I now look up to.

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Posted by Michael Seitzinger on 03/10/2013 at 1:45 AM

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