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Proviso Probe

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

CRIME, Forest Park not happy with summer school [D209]

Proviso Township High Schools has its summer school at PMSA in Forest Park. The Village of Forest Park isn't happy about the extra demand for police services. See Forest Park Review (Seth Stern).

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18 Comments:

  • I do not know what was happening but today, Wednesday the 28th, about 1:30, many squads were there as I drove by. A Maywood unit was loading at least two juveniles into minivan type vehicle. The entire school was being evacuated, and I would say, in a very orderly fashion with faculty and police lining the route which is, of course, extremely busy. I don't think I even saw a Forest Park unit?? So what was going on???

    By Anonymous Gary Woll, at 11:10 PM, June 28, 2006  

  • Ms. Coffee says: After reading the FP Review article, I went to see for myself. I was at the school about 1:55 the same day as Gary Woll. School lets out at 1:55. There were 6 FP squads and what looked like a Maywood paddywagon. I didn't see any trouble. PMSA is on the corner of a very busy intersection. Most of the cops I saw were directing kids across the busy streets. Two questions:Why didn't Proviso just hire crossing guards and exactly how many squads does FP have? My guess is that most of the FP police dept. was at PMSA.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:02 AM, June 29, 2006  

  • Proviso 209 is the biggest joke on this planet!!
    Gangster disciples in school,smoking,beating up teachers and other kids chanting "gangster".
    Again and again,our villages being affected by ill prepared students and dysfunctional school administrators and absent parents!!
    Solution is to create smaller schools and stop the madness!!

    By Anonymous 209 is embarrasing, at 10:53 AM, June 29, 2006  

  • The 209 school board hired a school police officer from the Forest Park police department that was supposed to be his only job, making the PMSA school safe. That was one of the promises they made when the zoning was changed to allow the school. He was released by the school district because they didn't have the money to pay him and the village. This is just great. 60 million squandered and they can't even afford to pay one person to be there, foster relationships with the students, have his ear to the ground and attempt to make it the safe place all about learning academy it was supposed to be. What a disgrace.

    By Blogger watching & waiting, at 1:22 PM, June 29, 2006  

  • I think this school is a failure along with teh board members that came up with the idea. Why can't we ditch this school and sell it to Forest Park take the money and help East and West. Kids in Melrose don't get anything here. We want a good education for our kids too.

    By Anonymous Mel-parker, at 1:48 PM, June 29, 2006  

  • Unbelievable that there is no money available for an officer, yet there are as many as 3 or 4 teachers who are being paid for a full assignment(2 classes), yet they are only teaching 1 class. I won't even go into how many people are working in the attendance department.
    I wonder if PMSA will host summer school next year?
    I did take offense to the comment in the news article that the East and West students are problem children. Lets not condemn a whole group of children based on the actions of a few trouble makers.

    By Anonymous meena428, at 1:52 PM, June 29, 2006  

  • PMSA has some pretty nice facilities and equipment.

    Since D209 is bringing the summer school students to the PMSA building, what has been done to protect the facilities and equipment from being damaged or stolen by the students who are in summer school because they were behavior problems during the academic year?

    I heard a rumor that the agreement between D209 and the Village of Forest Park says that D209 will not use PMSA for remedial students? True or false?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 4:18 PM, June 29, 2006  

  • By reading what's going on at the PMSA this summer, only adds credance to Don Sloan's argument about the races.Let's hope people are smart enough to realize that only a few students are creating the ruckus,and not generalize an entire school population.
    Yes, this was an agreement that summer school would not be held at the facility, and there was suppose to be a full time police officer from Forest Park,paid by 209, to be on the premises full time.The only thing I can say is that Welch,Adams,Matlock,Jackson and Kelly, along with Calderone and Gillian and Bruno lied to the public , Forest Park,the taxpayers and they used $60 million dollars for a school and can't make it work.
    Welch,Adams,Jackson,Moore,Matlock,Kelly,Gillian,Calderone and Bruno are just liars,thieves and ASSHOLES!

    By Anonymous telling the truth, at 4:27 PM, June 29, 2006  

  • Finally, what I have known for years is finally being discussed: Many children of color sabotage or reject their education for the sake of "keeping it real".
    Smart black students at Proviso are being accused of "acting too white"and many parents and
    students say the stigma is keeping some of their peers from doing well in school.
    I know a Tenth grader who stated that she is on the honor roll. She says some of her peers see the achievement as acting too "white".
    "They can get high grades but they don't want to because they'll be considered as acting white, so they put white people down,”
    Some teachers are speaking the truth. Of course, I expect that they will shortly be pilloried and branded with the Scarlet "R".
    A teacher at Proviso told me while the "acting white" stigma does play a part, student performance has more to do with school structure and curriculum for minorities.
    We argue it's due to the school context and because of a pattern of exclusion of vast numbers of black kids from the most challenging curriculum.
    But many students say the "acting white" theory is a reality.
    When I grew up I was the sole Black student in the 6th grade honor program in my elementary school, I can tell you, I was quite aware of the fact that I was a fish out of water. It was because of my mother's support and the support of my teachers that I was reading college level material in the 6th grade, and understanding it, and pulling A's and B's in AP English courses through High School, while playing three sports. It was my mother who pushed me to reject the taunts of my peers, and strive for something better. The choice was simple, you could "act white" and succeed, or "keep it real" and fail.
    My mom made me understand that success wasn't about Black or White, it was about Green. Ironically, it was my white mother who taught me that I would have to smarter then the white kids to succeed because my skin did have color.
    This attitude has existed for years. I know because it was the same attitude I faced as a child in elementary school in the 70's and Jr. High in the 80's. It's got nothing to do with curriculum. Oh, and news flash: It's not just a problem in Proviso.
    When you make the statement that the failure of minority students to acheive is because of "school context" or "curriculum", you are either putting them in an academic box or you're saying that they're not capable of learning as well as white students. I believe President Bush called it the "soft bigotry of low expectations".
    Children of color can learn just fine, no "special curriculum" needed. You just need to treat them like they can, and support them as they do. When a child grows up learning that he cannot acheive without special help, he will come to believe it.
    And thus, a new generation of the minority underclass is matriculated to feed the maw of industry. Slavery ain't dead, it's just changed form.

    By Anonymous What's really going on, at 5:48 PM, June 29, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:01 AM, June 30, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:12 AM, June 30, 2006  

  • House rules require that posts have some sort of ID info and not just be under "anonymous". It gets confusing if more than one person is "anonymous".

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:45 AM, June 30, 2006  

  • The plagiarizer is Back...

    Better known as "telling the truth".

    Can't trust anything this ambulance chaser says or writes.

    By Anonymous paper thin, at 11:48 AM, June 30, 2006  

  • How is this anyones problem other than the PMSA and 209? How does anyonbe link outside people to the problem?

    This is the dumbest issue.

    Bla Bla Bla

    By Anonymous Dumb is as Dumb is, at 12:40 PM, July 01, 2006  

  • It was Libka's idea with his DUMB ASS!

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 10:32 PM, July 06, 2006  

  • Yes, it was my dumb ass who came up with the idea of having summer school at PMSA. Under the hypnosis of Chris Welch, he assured me that he would appoint me Supt. of Schools if I did everything he says. I have complied with all of his commands. The school board plans to appoint my DUMB ASS during the August board meeting. One would think that Welch would have hired a Supt. way before now, but he is waiting on me to get qualified, which will never happen. Welch's plan is to destroy district 209 schools and give the money to the white boys instead of the children.

    By Blogger Mister_Potato_Head, at 10:48 PM, July 06, 2006  

  • POLITICS OVER EDUCATION says...

    Mr Welch TRIPLED the cost of the magnet school, so he and his friends could get paid.

    The location of the school on 1st ave and Roosevelt rd is a horrible location---Thanks Mr Anthony Bruno for finding this location and getting paid $10,000 as a finders fee

    The focus of Mr Welch and his friends Serpico, Moore and Bruno was to make money and not to educate students.

    The good news is these men will soon be indicted.
    The bad news is we, the taxpayers, will be left paying the price

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:30 PM, July 12, 2006  

  • Please stop blaming the white man! Minority you scream, who is the minority now? You bring your race down by telling them it is someone else's fault they are not going to be successful. You have it all, Black college fund, no white college fund, black history month, no white history month, black miss america, no white miss america can you imagine if there was any of that, we would be called racist. Quit blaming the white man for everything, take responsibility!

    By Blogger none, at 1:17 AM, July 22, 2006  

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