Monday, January 23, 2012

Crime In Chicago




One of the best ways to dramatically lower the crime rate in Chicago is to improve the elementary schools. One of the best ways to improve the elementary schools is to improve the home life of the students. Now that requires the Chicago Public Schools to institute mandatory parenting classes for all CPS parents and students.

What do you think?



Marc Sims

viewpointchicago@yahoo.com

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Academic Goal Setting For Parents





President Barack Obama, says there's one sure thing parents can do to help their kids learn, regardless of financial means:
Forbid them from watching television on school nights.
Of his own daughters, Malia, and Sasha, Obama told Essence magazine: "The girls don't watch TV during the week. Period."




Academic Goal Setting For Parents

What grade point average you like would for your student to maintain?

4.0?
3.0?
2.5?

Would you like for your student to attend a college in Chicago or outside of the Chicago metro area?

A Chicago City College?
A four year college in Chicago?
A Four year college outside of Chicago?



"It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared" .
Whitney Young Jr.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Your Neighborhood School?




Are your political, religious, and community leaders improving your neighborhood school?

Do your children attend a good school?


Only 8% of students in Chicago Public Schools graduate from a 4-year college.

Every future criminal is now attending a neighborhood public school.


Go to this web site to see good is your neighborhood school.
http://iirc.niu.edu

marcsimschicago@gmail.com

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mission Impossible?




To Mayor Rahm Emanuel:


Mr. Mayor:

Would you consider creating a cultural movement that persuades more parents and students to value education?

Would you consider calling upon Chicago's best educators, marketing experts, and grass roots activists to developed and implement plan that will accomplish what seems to be a mission impossible?


Marc Sims

marcsimschicago@gmail.com

Monday, January 2, 2012

Humpty Dumpty Status



Integration, assimilation, consumerism, deindustrialization, ignorance, selfishness, and self-hatred has rendered the African American community to Humpty Dumpty status.


What do you think?


Marc Sims
Chicago

willielynch2103@yahoo.com


PS

As a people, African Americans will be around but irrelevant.