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Proviso Probe

Friday, June 09, 2006

ED, Thornton North student barred from graduation

Sun-Times (Kate N. Grossman) wrote about the Thornton North student who has been arrested for non-compliance with the school's graduation procedure.

Earlier Sun-Times (Maudlyne Ihejirika) reported:
Instead of celebrating her big day, she spent the evening at the Calumet City police station being fingerprinted and photographed because Principal Dwayne E. Evans, the Cosey family claims, was angry someone had let her into the ceremony after the doors were locked.

Dwayne Evans formerly was principal (or was it asst principal?) at Proviso East.

Rules are meant to serve a greater good. Sometimes it makes sense to bend the rules for the greater good. What was the harm done by letting the student arrive late? What is the harm to the school and its leaders by having this public feud? How do you weigh these consequences against each other?

BTW, who saw the Chicago Tribune (Jodi S. Cohen and Greg Burns) article "Can you teach a person ethics?"?
DePaul University professor Laura Hartman begins her business ethics class by talking about a train on a path to hit five people. By pushing a button, the train would veer off track and hit a different person instead, but only one.

"Do you hit the button?" she asks the undergraduates.

The example used bothered me because it doesn't relate to the real world ethical decisions people have to make. Almost all real world ethical decisions are easy in a classroom.

Do you do the right thing and risk your personal position and status within an organization or do you go along with the injustice and continue to get paid and receive health benefits for your family?

In the classroom, everybody can get this question right.

But the student who can provide the most articulate answer to the unanswerable question may be the next slick, but crooked politician.


  • Pamela says: dwayne evans was the principal of proviso east. Having worked at east, I can see how he was being pissy about tardies. After the bell rings at East about 100 kids in each hallway are still in the hall. Perhaps this was his way of impressing on the student how important promptness is, but I do think he went too far in this case.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:07 PM, June 09, 2006  

  • What does this story really have to do with Proviso?

    How about a story about the murder epidemic in Bellwood after they spent nearly a million $ on Big Brother cameras?

    Or how Bellwood just hired Bruno to set up TIF districts and tear down a school.

    Or how the Bellwood Mayor regularly arrests/fires/demotes/intimidates political opponents and then has to spend big taxpayer money on settlements.

    Or the rampant corruption and waste in that town.

    Oh right...the west side and west suburban "independents" have to shut up about the oppressed Bellwood Negroes because the overseers are on the "right" side politically.

    It's no wonder the South Side crowd views the west siders as a joke - and it's why the South Siders are going to keep control over County government.

    By Anonymous tired, at 7:41 AM, June 11, 2006  


    By Anonymous MORE THAN TIRED, at 4:29 PM, June 11, 2006  

  • Rules are made to followed. If you disobey a rule , then you must surly pay the price. It`s the same as breaking the law, you must pay a fine or go to jail. Can you run a red light because you are late for a wedding or funeral? NO!!! I thionk we need to be more direct with our students. When they get to college and show up late for a lecture class or college final, they wont even be let into the room let alone take the test. Be on time people. Come on , it`s about time we let the old "C-P Time" Stereotype go and be more responsible for our own life actions. Just be on time dammit!! :) Who knows maybe they had a flat or something. I support Dwayne Evans.. Bring him back to east and dump ass-kissin Patch!!!!

    By Anonymous P.E. Sub, at 4:35 PM, June 11, 2006  

  • Okay, she was supposed to be there by 5 PM and didn't arrive until 5:55 PM. I say 5 o'clock means 5 o'clock not 5:55. Tough!

    By Anonymous Person w/opinion, at 1:05 PM, June 12, 2006  

  • Mr. Evans was absolutely correct in doing what he was "forced" to do by the student's behavior! He has my support!

    By Blogger Jewell, at 3:55 PM, June 16, 2006  

  • Mr. Evans is an ass and is believed to be a former crack head

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:13 PM, June 22, 2006  

  • As a graduating student from TF North this past year I believe Mr. Evans was right for having for not letting her into the ceremony. If I was there on time, why couldn't she be there on time as well. What I didn't understand was that she was given the honor to lead the graduating class in the Plegde of Alligence and she couldn't be bothered to make it on time. She was in the wrong, not Mr. Evans.

    By Anonymous smeven, at 9:32 AM, September 05, 2006  

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