Friday, August 21, 2015

Educated Skilled and Ready To Work

The Black Lives Matter movement is very necessary but there should be a movement that will focus on stopping the crime in low income Black neighborhoods.   

Where is the "movement" that will ensure young Black men have a good education, a skill, and a work ethic?

Marc Sims

Monday, August 10, 2015

Who's Fault Is That?

Only 8 of 100 freshmen who enter Chicago public high schools manage to get a college diploma.

Who's fault is that?   The Parents?  The students?  The Chicago Public Schools?  The Chicago Teachers Union?   Poverty?   

Attending a four year college right out of high school  is not the best choice for most CPS students, but all students should be prepared for some form of post secondary education.

What do you think?   

Marc Sims

Carol Dweck, "Developing a Growth Mindset"

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Crime Would Dramatically Decrease

Marc Sims

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

City Hall
121 N La Salle
Chicago, IL 60602

Mayor Emanuel:

I would guess almost 100% of Chicago's criminals attended a Chicago Public School.  When these young men were is school teachers could accurately guess which students would become criminals.   

Mayor Emanuel do you think if every CPS student could at least read and write at grade level crime would dramatically decrease in Chicago?


Marc  Sims

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”
Frederick Douglass