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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Read and Write at Grade Level

Read and Write at Grade Level

Photo: Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune

According to their web site, AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is a Chicago nonprofit school management organization that creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools.

AUSL is a very controversial subject.   See and read the WGN TV report by Gaynor Hall. http://wgntv.com/2014/06/09/fixing-failing-schools-2014-graduation-day/

Gresham Elementary School on the far south side of Chicago is being "turned around" by AUSL. Although AUSL is controversial, the Gresham Elementary School should improve under AUSL.  The big losers are the current Black teachers at Gresham .  Also some of the current activist that may feel unwelcome at the new Gresham.   

The parents opposing the takeover by AUSL have very valid points, but,  insuring that every student at Gresham Elementary School can read and write at grade level should the top goal.

Public education in Chicago is about Jobs and contracts for Whites (European Americans).   Jobs and contracts for African Americans and properly educating Black children are after thoughts.  "We" African Americans should focus on insuring that every African American student can at least, read and write at grade level.

Marc Sims

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