.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Proviso Probe

Sunday, May 14, 2006

N06, Flowers to run for Regional Sup't of Education

On Saturday, the Democratic Committeemen voted 17-0 to put Dr. Charles Flowers on the ballot to run for Regional Superintendent of Education (suburban Cook County). Republican Robert Ingraffia is the incumbent.

No candidate ran in the primary. When a ballot line is vacant in the primary, the committeemen can place a candidate on the ballot.

44 Comments:

  • He has my vote because Gene "pimping ain't easy" Moore let Ingraffia hold this position for years as the Proviso Democratic Committeeman. Ingraffia runs as a republican over the schools of Cook County. Isn't Cook County predominately Democratic? As Democratic Committeeman Gene Moore was sleeping and stepping on the job.

    By Blogger More-Signs-Than-Votes, at 6:35 PM, May 14, 2006  

  • Its about time we got a committeman who is pro-Democratic. How did Moore go all these years without challenging this position. This is one of the reasons why that good-ole-boy network is still live in the township. Great job Flowers. now lets get behind the Democratic party and kick some buttt!!!!!

    By Anonymous Hates the Machine, at 8:08 PM, May 14, 2006  

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Anonymous Friend of Bob and Margo, at 9:38 PM, May 14, 2006  

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Anonymous I hate Charles, at 9:40 PM, May 14, 2006  

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Blogger Down-Low-Brotha, at 10:55 PM, May 14, 2006  

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Blogger Everybody_hates_Chris_with_A_Passion, at 11:03 PM, May 14, 2006  

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 11:14 PM, May 14, 2006  

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Anonymous D89 Custodian, at 7:39 AM, May 15, 2006  

  • I deleted posts for not following the rules.

    Suburban Cook has traditionally been GOP turf, but it has become more Democratic.

    As a county Cook County is the most Dem in the country, IIRC (if I recall correctly).

    Obviously, Chicago is the Dem base, but November should be a good year for Dems. With a good campaign, Flowers can beat Ingraffia by a healthy margin.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:56 AM, May 15, 2006  

  • Hey Carl, why do you delete comments made about Flowers, which are true,but yet leave up hateful remarks against Welch and Moore?
    Double Standard?
    Are you not a journalist or are you the equivalent of Fox News, but the Communist side?
    Many of those comments are true about Flowers, and the public should be aware who this man is, or else they won't be able to make an informed choice. I believe Flowers work history is and should be public information, and the reason he can't land a job outside of Proviso.
    It appears that Flowers is trying to do the same things he and others attacked Welch and Moore for and that is make money from his political position.
    Both of these sides are corrupt and no good, Carl you should be aware that you might be the creator of the next Idi Amin of Proviso, because Flowers sure looks like Idi Amin!

    By Anonymous Fair and Balanced coverage, at 2:08 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • Good for Flowers! He's got my vote!

    I know Chris Welch dosen't like this!

    Carl, expect Chris Welch to litter your blog with trash, and foul, unsportsman like conduct.

    This is definitely a threat to his financial, political and district 209 school board livlihood.

    By Anonymous Shaking in his boots!, at 2:44 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • HEY WELCH! SINCE YOU WOULD LIKE FOR cARL TO PUT THE HISTORY OF dR. FLOWERS ON THE bLOG, WHY DONT YOU LET cARL PUT YOUR HISTORY ON THE BLOG ALSO. "aka tHE REAL HILLSIDE STRANGLER" AND MAYBE THE HISTORY OF SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO YOU PUT IN POSITIONS THAT HAVE DAY TO DAY CONTACT WITH OUR CHILDREN WHO WORK IN CHICAGO BUT CANT GET A JOB IN CHICAGO ...SOUNDS STRANGE DOESNT IT. yOU GOT TO MUCH BAGGAGE WELCH SO LEAVE IT ALONE.

    By Anonymous d89 jANITOR, at 4:06 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • Incidents of corruption and mismanagement in the 209,89 and 88 public schools occur frequently, often on a massive scale. Ignoring the scale of these problems not only costs taxpayers millions of dollars but also hinders school reform efforts.
    One impediment to reform that no one is seriously studying in the debate over how to improve public schools is systematic fraud, waste, and abuse.
    $8 Million in Undocumented Expenses at 209 and 89 and 88,
    allegedly used these funds to finance four homes, a Lexus, and other luxury items. One Board member at 209 allegedly used her $1 million for airline travel, cruises, dermatology treatments, furniture, and jewelry.
    Other expenses include:
    $736,000 paid to an Oklahoma publishing company that has no record of doing business with the district;
    $600,000+ spent in and specialty stores and electronic stores;
    $100,000+ spent on limousines and car services;
    $50,000 paid to restaurants;
    $21,000 charged for a BMW and Mercedes lease or purchase;
    Also $750,000 from the Proviso District simply by writing checks to themselves.
    $15.9 Million in Kickbacks
    In 88,89,and 209, a school construction scandel is brewing, for a kickback scheme in which they defrauded the school district of an estimated $15.9 million.
    Payroll Scam
    Also it has been reported by inside sources at 88,89, and at 209, numerous employees of these school systems have been stealing more than $70,000 in a scheme in which they write fraudulent checks to other employees in exchange for half of the face value of the checks.
    Mismanagement
    In addition to losses from outright fraud, taxpayers also have lost millions due to mismanagement and incompetence.
    88,89 , and 209 district bonds worth $65 million are in jeopardy of losing their tax-exempt status because the funds have been inappropriately spent on general education rather than on specific projects.
    According to previous superintendents the district's shortcomings include:
    Failing to hold competitive bidding for $32.4 million in contracts;
    Inappropriately using $650,000 in bond funds to pay a lawsuit settlement;
    Issuing payroll checks to employees when they no longer worked for the district;
    Failing to maintain attendance records at some schools and overreporting attendance at others;
    Inappropriately carrying over unused funds for federal projects from one year to the next.
    Support for a forensic audit is needed to show what is going on in all these school districts,88,89,and 209,plus to investigate charges school districts have wasted more than $75 million in its school facilities program. The audit will prove there was massive disorganization and waste in the programs as well as probable malfeasance, misfeasance, and potential for fraud.
    Every board member,from both sides ought to be aware that this information was passed on to the FBI recently and formal investigations are begining.
    The contiued use of cell phones and trips, and other expenses will be part of this information.
    Let's work together to fix the mess before it is to late!

    By Blogger good goverment, at 5:34 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • Being hateful isn't against the rules. But gratuitous comments about other's sex lives is against the rules.

    What have I ever said that makes you think I'm a Communist?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 5:39 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • Well not for nothing,

    you are very apt in the art of Propaganda

    And your knack for Censorship is uncanny...

    If anyone speaks against you or your favored canidates, their voice is squeleched, while in the same breath, you fire volleys of unsubstanitated innuendo...

    Take this Constructive Criticism as you wish

    But knowing your track record

    I will be met with unmitigated Vitrol...

    By Anonymous Not For Nothing, at 6:19 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • I'm not surprised Flowers is being rewarded like this....

    By Blogger Cynthia, at 6:26 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • This is a joke. Flowers can't even hold a job in education, and now he wants to be the regional superintendent. According to most of the Committeeman, they didn't even put up a fight when Yarbrough brought it up because Flowers doesn't have a chance in hell, and no one else wanted it. Also, when Ingraffia brings out Flowers personal and professional history, Flowers will be done. History.

    By Anonymous Friend of Bob and Margo, at 6:50 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • Why does Flowers work for a social service organization instead of an educational institution? Because he has been fired everywhere he goes. Just like his mentors Liz and Harry Reynolds.

    By Anonymous I hate Charles, at 6:51 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • HEY, "I HATE CHARLES"..
    TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. WHY DOES "UNCLE TOM MILLER" COACH IN DISTRICT 209 AND WORKS IN CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.? wHY CANT HE COACH IN CHICAGO? WHY DOES HE HUSTLE OFF OF MEMORIAL PARK DISTRICT AND THE CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT WHERE HE IS EMPLOYEED?YOU ANSWER THAT AND YOU WILL GET THE ANSWER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. SO LETS TELL THE TRUTH AND CLEAR THE AIR.

    By Anonymous CPS EMPLOYEE, at 9:37 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • How could Flowers be a legitimate candidate when he refuses to respond to questions,such as,
    1.Why is he not working at a school district?
    2.Why was he fired from 209?
    3.Where did he get his degree at and in what and where did he get his PhD and in what and what was his paper on?
    4.Can he post a copy of his paper on the blog?
    5.Can he state why teachers at 209 and 89 did not respect him?
    6.Why when he was district 89 board president did he let go of every administrator and then went out and hired everyone from the district he worked at and gave them hefty contracts?
    7.Why does he continue fleecing the taxpayers with his use of the cell phone paid by the district?
    8.How does he anwser the allegations of corruption that plagued him at distirct 89 and what has occured at 209?
    9.Why did he try unsuccessfully prior to the past 209 election,to cut a deal with his so called enemy, President Welch and ststed he would drop off from the race if President Welch would name him District 88 Superindent?
    10.Why has Mr. Flowers turned on all his allies,such as Moore,Welch,Serpico,Pascuale,Sykes,Lightford,etc. Is it because they all refused to be "shaken down" by the biggest pimp in Proviso school politics?
    Questions to ponder and ask Flowers.
    I believe Flowers should walk away from all this and exit the stage and allow true independents with no baggage to run for the schools.
    Mr. Flowers your 15 minutes of fame is over,your a hypocrite, calling others and stating they don't care about the education of our youth, and you my firend are only interested in making money from them!

    By Anonymous Flowers should take care of his children,not ours, at 10:04 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • While I would easily vote for Charles FLowers, the position is the second most useless, totally unneeded governmental office in Illinois!!! First place goes easily to the Township School Treasurer (ala Danny Boy Coglianese in Proviso). As a retired teacher, still subbing, this position has always been one big joke among any teacher/administrator I have ever met who even knew the position existed. Let's have some discussion about why it still exists in the 21st century.

    By Anonymous Gary Woll, at 10:07 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • Hello trustee,

    The position still exist because it is a small location where the old faction of political vipers can hide patronage employees and still use the 1970 style of pay-back-politics. A lot of you new politicians involved now really dont understand how they ran things back in the old days. you still have some of our older politicians still recieving a monthly payment from some school and village employees they slid into a patronage position.The payments dont stop until the employee reaches 25 years. so that means if they got a job at the public works facility or a school janitor, they paid thier sponsor $100.00 each pay period. Which means if they got twenty patronage employees throughout the township, they recieve $2,000.00 every two weeks. this is a long time con game but who will tell. these people are thankfull to have a job mainly because they are uneducated and most of them migrated here and cant read or for that matter even sign thier own name on thier paychecks.Thier wives came to the schools and villages to pick up the pay checks and all insurance information for the husband.Some have tried to pass this on to the new age employees but most of them will be the foot soldiers because they refuse to pay the payments so instead they committ to beeing "street whores" and destroy the opositions signs or infiltrate the opositions organization to only destroy it from the inside or steal lit or computer data. Area politic in the raw!!!!!!!!!!

    God bless you Gary Woll and keep up the good work over there in Maywood.

    By Anonymous Daughter of a 1975 village employee, at 5:50 AM, May 16, 2006  

  • To Chris,Brian,Gene and Don,
    Where'd You Go ,Where'd you go?
    We miss you so
    Seems like its been forever that you've been gone

    Somedays wefeel like shit
    Somedays we wanna quit and just be normal for a bit
    I don't understand why you have to always be gone
    We get along but your abscence from the radio always feel so long
    And we find ourselves trying to stay by the radio
    Because your voices always helps us to not feel so alone.All we have is Flowers rambling his black power speeches to make a profit for himself and his white masters and Kelly looking for trips and Bryant on radio.
    But we feel like idiots, working all day around your show.
    And when we listen we don't have much to say, so

    We want you to know it's a little fucked up that
    Were stuck here waiting, at times debating
    Telling you that we've had it with you and your repeat shows on sundays.
    Me and the rest of the family here singing

    Where'd you go?
    We miss you so
    Seems like it's been forever that you've been gone
    Where'd you go?
    we miss you so
    Seems like it's been forever that you've been gone
    Please
    Come back home

    You know, the place where you used to live
    Used to barbeque our burgers and ribs
    Used to have a little party every halloween
    with candy by the pile but now
    you only stop by every once in a while
    Shit
    We find ourselves just filling the time
    With anything to keep the thought of you from our mind .The taliban have tried to ostracize you guys and now the people have awoken and see what mess we got ourselves into with Flowers,Kelly and Yarbrough and Nyberg.
    were doing fine and we plan to keep it that way
    You can call us if you find that you have something to say
    And we'll tell you

    We want you to know it's a little fucked up that
    were stuck here waiting, at times debating
    Telling you that we've had it with you and your career
    Me and the rest of the crew our here singing

    Where'd you go?
    we miss you so
    Seems like its been forever that you've been gone
    Where'd you go?
    we miss you so
    Seems like its been forever that you've been gone
    Please Come back home

    We want you to know it's a little fucked up that (Massively fucked up now)
    were stuck here waiting, no longer debating
    Tired of sitting and hating and making these excuses
    For why you're not around, and feeling so useless
    It seems that one thing has been true all along
    You don't really know what you've got till its gone
    I guess we've had it with you guys and your careers
    When you come back we won't be here (Because Flowers taliban crew(Kelly and Nyberg would have destroyed Proviso and we will be either in DuPage or Lincoln Park) and you can sing it

    Where'd you go?
    we miss you so
    Seems like it's been forever that you've been gone
    Where'd you go?
    we miss you so
    Seems like its been forever that you've been gone
    Please Come back home

    Please Come back home

    Please Come back home

    Please Come back home

    Please Come back home

    Thousands of homes will be going up for sale after spring 2007 if Flowers,Kelly and Yarbrough take over the schools and you ingrateful voters will have no else to blame but your selves for voting for those treachous liars and communists,Flowers,Yarbrough and Kelly!

    By Anonymous Proviso will regret destroying President Welch, at 10:40 AM, May 16, 2006  

  • This is the State of Illinois's last report when Charles Flowers was the Board President with a solid majority at District 89. If you see what was being measured you can see what a disaster he was along with his majority and there recommendations at that time was to have the state take over the district! Disturbing reading material and it shows that our schools are being abused,raped and pillaged by incompetents and the dysfunctionality noted here just shows the true nature of Mr. Flowers is to destroy and not build!
    The Council grades on a scale from 1 to 5: 1 is lowest. The last column translates that to the more familiar scale where 4.0=A and 0.0=F.

    Item Practice CGCS 4-Point
    1 Board cohesion 1.0 0.0
    2 Board focus on policy issues 1.0 0.0
    3 Board academic focus 1.0 0.0
    4 Board initial vision 1.0 0.0
    5 Board sets initial goals 1.4 0.4
    6 Board & Super turnover 1.2 0.2
    7 Analyze factors before deciding 1.6 0.6
    8 Assess weaknesses before instituting reforms 1.4 0.4
    9 Consider options & strategies before instituting reforms 1.2 0.2
    10 Board trusts Superintendent with day-to-day operations 1.0 0.0
    11 Concrete and specific goals 1.6 0.6
    12 Seek community input 2.2 1.2
    13 Sell goals & plans to community before moving forward 1.8 0.8
    14 Proclaim urgency, high standards, and no excuses 1.6 0.6
    15 Business ops effective for schools 2.0 1.0
    16 Central office support to schools 2.0 1.0
    17 Central office designed to fix schools' immediate problems 2.0 1.0
    18 District plan to build confidence in reforms N/A N/A
    19 District pursues funds in line with priorities N/A N/A
    20 District shifts funds into existing priorities N/A N/A
    21 Set specific performance goals and principles 1.4 0.4
    22 Consider best practices in similar districts 2.2 1.2
    23 Specific timelines for meeting goals 1.2 0.2
    24 Focus on student achievement goal 1.2 0.2
    25 Focus on state accountability system 1.4 0.4
    26 Formal mechanism for holding senior staff accountable 1.0 0.0
    27 Formal mechanism for holding principals accountable 1.2 0.2
    28 Formal mechanism for holding Superintendent accountable 3.2 2.2
    29 Formal mechanism for rewarding principals & senior staff 1.2 0.2
    30 Formal mechanism for focusing on low-performing schools 2.5 1.5
    31 Formalized process to drive schools forward 1.8 0.8
    32 Interventions for lowest performing schools 2.5 1.5
    33 District shifts personnel, funds, and programs to low performing schools N/A N/A
    34 Plans for improving teachers in lowest performing schools 1.8 0.8
    35 Formal process for monitoring schools 2.3 1.3
    36 Uniform curricula 2.5 1.5
    37 Prescriptive reading and math curriculum 2.5 1.5
    38 Additional time for reading and math 2.3 1.3
    39 Differentiated instruction for low-performing students 2.3 1.3
    40 Curriculum aligned to state standards 2.4 1.4
    41 Clear grade-to-grade alignment of curriculum standards 2.0 1.0
    42 Scientifically-based reading curriculum 1.8 0.8
    43 Pacing guides to assure curriculum coverage 3.0 2.0
    44 Closely monitor curriculum implementation 1.8 0.8
    45 Uniform professional development 1.8 0.8
    46 Professional development focus on classroom practice 2.3 1.3
    47 Formal way to to provide classroom support to teachers 2.0 1.0
    48 Monitor reforms to ensure universal implementation 1.5 0.5
    49 System to encourage implementation of reforms 1.4 0.4
    50 Central office takes responsibility for instruction quality 1.6 0.6
    51 Comprehensive accountability system 1.6 0.6
    52 Review student progress throughout year 1.8 0.8
    53 Disaggregate data 2.4 1.4
    54 Use data to target interventions 2.0 1.0
    55 Ongoing training in use of test scores 1.4 0.4
    56 Use data to target professional deveopment 1.6 0.6
    57 Start reform in early elementary grades 1.2 0.2
    58 Fledgling strategies to teach older students 2.0 1.0
    59 Research-based interventions in middle and high schools 1.6 0.6
    60 Doubles up on teaching basic skills to lagging students 2.2 1.2
    Average 1.75 0.75
    Maximum 3.2 2.2
    Median 1.8 0.8

    By Anonymous The Facts,only the facts, at 11:33 AM, May 16, 2006  

  • Words to live by:


    Carl, expect Chris Welch to litter your blog with trash, and foul, unsportsman like conduct.

    This is definitely a threat to his financial, political and district 209 school board livlihood.

    By Anonymous Still shaking!, at 11:44 AM, May 16, 2006  

  • Communist...really?


    I sure hope you didn't plagerize this peice of work like you did Russ Stewart.

    For the record...it kinda kills your credibility when you call people liars and communists while plagerizing someone's writings.

    Grow up!

    By Anonymous The red scare!, at 11:54 AM, May 16, 2006  

  • Did you hear that guy last night rip Alexis Wallace to shreds?!

    The look on the faces of Alexis and Chris Welch were of pure agony and horror!

    Accurate and priceless!!!

    By Anonymous On borrowed time, at 12:20 PM, May 16, 2006  

  • To still shaking and more signs than votes, why do you blind yourseves to Flowers? Are both of you promised some sort of job if he gets majority?
    Does it not scare you all those truths about him,his jobs, his firings,his using the school board to get a paid superindentend job? No Red Flags?
    I guess not because to you it's all about getting yours, not about the children. Oh, by the way, Did you know Flowers obtained his Master's from a program that only required eight four day courses and an exam? Did you know that Flowers Ph.D. is from a maligned Diploma mill school?
    I thought you'd like to know that , even though that won't faze you two since Mr. Flowers is your man and will get you two clowns a job in the future!.But the concerned voters and parents will want to know the facts!

    By Anonymous What a Resume, at 12:28 PM, May 16, 2006  

  • Nah...

    Not worried at all.

    Now, if I was Chris Welch, I would be afraid...very afraid!

    Besides, I don't accept so-called facts from a plagerizer!

    You're tainted goods my friend! Time to take the spoiled milk off the shelf!

    By Anonymous shaking like a leaf, at 12:52 PM, May 16, 2006  

  • Cynthia...

    Please expound on your comment:

    "I'm not surprised Flowers is being rewarded like this...."

    Curious, rewarded for what and how?

    By Anonymous Clarity requested, at 1:19 PM, May 16, 2006  

  • The true insiders know that Welch was made to do certain things,because he was whispered to by his handler known in political circles as "6 votes",or "6 votes is all I can muster out of Westchester" or as the black polticians of proviso call him "penis breath"!
    Truth be known this person destroyed Welch, and has now jumped ship on him, just like rats on a sinking ship.He refuses to return his calls,can't be found on Sundays and is telling Yarbrough's camp that "I did not lift a finger for him because you know I was really with you,Karen"!
    Currently Mr. 6 votes or Penis breath as he is known, is currently trying to weasel his way into good graces with Yarbrough and Company. He has even approached Flowers and asked him if he can be his "Ballstothechin" guy! " Ask Gene Moore or Chris Welch how good I can make you feel with my special black man "ballstothechin"technique". "I tried with Grady Rivers and Williams but they refuse, and I tried getting with with Bryant but he told me to get away and gave me $50 to go see a Doctor for what he called "MY FUNKY RASH" on my chin"!" The only thing,if you lose power I'll drop you and move along to the next great "Black Hope"!

    By Anonymous Watch out for the funky rash, at 10:35 AM, May 17, 2006  

  • Forest Park Review (Seth Stern) covers this story too.

    Ingraffia seems to think the job isn't worth taking from him.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 11:58 AM, May 17, 2006  

  • You have got to be kidding me... IF you think Charles can handle this job you must be smoking crack. He won't be able to make a decision about anything else his Female Slave Massa T. Kelly is there. Hell they sit so close together at board meetings you would think that were Seimese twins joined at the head.

    By Anonymous stupid is as stupid does, at 10:57 PM, May 17, 2006  

  • I think Welch knows more about Siamese twins than they do. He is very familiar with THESE NUTS!
    See you later Chrissy. I voted for you TWICE!

    By Blogger Down-Low-Brotha, at 11:21 PM, May 17, 2006  

  • To: Stupid

    It's hard to call someone stupid when you have numerous grammatical and spelling errors.

    It kind of makes you look...you know...Stupid. Stupid!

    By Anonymous Stupid is as stupid writes, at 8:41 AM, May 18, 2006  

  • Hey Carl is it true? I heard recently that James Meeks is running for Governor and that he has already appointed people to run his campaign in certain areas. I was told that the Oak Park,Leyden,Lyons and Proviso Townships cordinator for his campaign will be Chris Welch and Kim Lightford.
    According to my sources, Mr. Welch has already scheduled a fundraiser for Meeks in Proviso in June and is getting petions signed for him as a candidiate.
    I recently saw a picture in the paper when they were interviewing Meeks and in the background was Welch and other promininent black politicians and religous leaders of the black community. If this is true,which I believe is, how well will Meeks do.As you are aware Meeks thinks very highly of Welch and believes he has a bright future in Illinois Politics and as well as in Cook County politics.

    By Anonymous Surprised, at 9:42 AM, May 18, 2006  

  • I am sick and tired reading all these inmature blogs about Welch and Moore. Can't you three bloggers do something else?
    Are you three bloggers so bored and frustated with your lives that you sit on the blog for hours upon hours attacking others who HAVE A LIFE AND ARE SUCCESSFUL?
    Now you three bloggers,who are Flowers,Kelly andAB of bellwood,with occasional assistance by that loser of a white man,Gary Woll(Gary ,Maywood does not need a white face to talk to them, they need a real black face not a white man who could'nt succeed in a white community),are touting Charles"I can't get a job","I bought my education through the internet Diploma mill school","Black power as long as it help's me land a job making 6 figures"'Flowers, What is up with that nonsense!
    You people remind me of those welfare mothers who are constantly screaming on the Jerry Springer show,"My baby has a daddy"' "my baby has a daddy"!
    Well what you three or four bloggers need to do is to get a DNA test to find out who your real daddy is!

    By Anonymous "My baby has a daddy", at 11:30 AM, May 18, 2006  

  • Grow Up!

    By Anonymous To Chris Welch, at 11:46 AM, May 18, 2006  

  • Chris Welch

    Our community does not need your condescending and derogatory comments about single mothers and those who happen to be on public assistance.

    No matter how much you dislike single moms, they are part of our township and their children attend the schools you represent.

    Please be more respectful.

    Seriously...

    By Anonymous A loss for words, at 12:51 PM, May 18, 2006  

  • Charles Flowers will be a great regional superintendent, with the knowledge and know how of how to operate this office. In addition, he would be an asset in assiting our district with trying to rid corruption, that is currently going on in our school districts! This office must take an hands on approach that will assit us with what is going on in our community.

    When you have corruption in our local school systems and you have an Regional Administator that has the power and authority to do something but does not, then there is time for a change!

    You dont have to like Charles Flowers, but you cant argue about his qualificiations for the job, and the fact that he would be bennifical in helping our schools get back on track.

    Lastly, I would say those who are againt Charles who think they are more qualified, then step up to the plate, and lets make progress and move forward, not backwards!

    Sincerly, a parent of a child in Distict 209 who cares.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:58 PM, May 19, 2006  

  • ditto, GO FLOWERS!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:02 PM, May 20, 2006  

  • DITTO, one mo time!

    Go Flowers!

    By Blogger More-Signs-Than-Votes, at 9:41 PM, May 20, 2006  

  • good for you Flowers

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:59 PM, May 20, 2006  

  • One word: MONUMENTAL

    Dr. Flowers becoming regional supt. of schools is something that is long over due. People in Cook County have let past regional supts. mess over our children. Gene Moore ignored this very important position, and I am proud that Yarbrough is taking a stand on this. Yarbrough knows that education is a top priority to her district. I applaud Yarbrough and Flowers for standing up and making history. Yarbrough is moving in the right direction and putting the children of Proviso Township First!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:51 PM, May 21, 2006  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home