Sunday, October 16, 2016

All Children In Chicago Reading At Proficiency By The 3rd Grade.

                  Curtis Elementary School 32 E 115TH St Chicago, IL.
             Marc Sims attended Curtis (1976-77) when it was used as a satellite location for Fenger High School Freshmen.

Marc Sims

Mayor Rahm Emanuel
City Hall
121 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Mayor Emanuel:

How much money dose the City of Chicago need every year to ensure that every CPS student can at the least, read and write at grade level?

Please think about this.  Please stop the crime!

Thank you.

Marc Sims


We’re going to make sure all children are reading at proficiency by the 3rd grade. 
That would have huge ramifications, because kids who are reading at proficiency by third grade are much less likely to drop out of school, much more likely to go to college, and it’s a lot easier to teach a child to read in the third grade than the ninth or tenth grade.

Pedro Noguera, professor of education at UCLA and director of the Center for the Study of School Transformation

The dirty little secret about education writ large, relative performance though out life tends to be remarkably static.
3rd grade reading level is a strong predictor of college completion. Relative performance though out life tends to be remarkably static.

Fredrik deBoer
Brooklyn College of CUNY, Academic Affairs, Academic Assessment
User-Created Clip By Marc Sims

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Failed African American (Black) Leadership

The Chicago State University drama reflects the failed leadership throughout the African American (Black) community.

Chicago State University is "on the ropes", about to be knocked out!  The African American (Black) community in the city of Chicago is "on the ropes" too.

There is no messiah coming to save the African American (Black) neighborhoods in Chicago.   We desperately need egoless leadership and the marshaling resources that will provide a high quality education for our elementary, high school, and college students.

Marc Sims

Look At This Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chicago Tonight Channel 11

Only 86 freshmen at Chicago State University, as total enrollment drops 25 percent (Chicago Tribune)

Marc Sims You Tube Video
Published on Apr 26, 2015
Is Chicago State University connecting with connecting Black men and boys?
Students: 4,340 (29% male / 71% female)