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As you might already know, PEBO has selected the head of the Chicago Public School System as his Education Secretary. The below article foreshadows what we are in for, under his reign:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/1365268,CST-NWS-inspect07.article

Chicago Public Schools' cappuccino bill: $67,000
'A WASTE OF MONEY'
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Report says staffers skirted rules to buy 30 coffeemakers, changed athletes' grades, falsified addresses
January 7, 2009

BY ART GOLAB Staff Reporter [email protected]

Chicago public school bureaucrats skirted competitive bidding rules to buy 30 cappuccino/espresso machines for $67,000, with most of the machines going unused because the schools they were ordered for had not asked for them, according to a report by the CPS Office of Inspector General.

That was just one example of questionable CPS actions detailed in the inspector general's 2008 annual report. Others included high school staffers changing grades to pump up transcripts of student athletes and workers at a restricted-enrollment grade school falsifying addresses to get relatives admitted.

In the case of the cappuccino machines, central office administrators split the order among 21 vocational schools to avoid competitive bidding required for purchases over $10,000. As a result CPS paid about $12,000 too much, according to Inspector General James Sullivan. "We were able to find the same machines cheaper online," he said.

"We also look at it as a waste of money because the schools didn't even know they were getting the equipment, schools didn't know how to use the machines and weren't prepared to implement them into the curriculum," Sullivan said.

CPS spokesman Michael Vaughn said CPS plans to change its purchasing policy so that competitive bidding kicks in when a vendor accumulates $10,000 worth of orders, no matter how many schools are involved. One person was fired and disciplinary action is pending against three others, he said.

The grade-changing took place at an unidentified high school, where student athletes grades were boosted, then, after transcripts were issued for college admission offices, the grades were changed back. The culprits could not be identified because passwords allowing entry to the grading system were shared by a number of people, Sullivan said. A new record system has tighter security, he said.

At Carson Elementary, an overcrowded school in Gage Park where even neighborhood kids were restricted from enrolling, five lower- level employees got six relatives into the school by falsifying addresses. Sixty-nine students from outside the attendance area got in, but they didn't even bother to lie about their addresses. CPS had to spend as much as $252,000 to bus kids who live in the neighborhood to other schools, Sullivan said.

Vaughn said the employees involved have resigned, been fired or will be fired.
 

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Disappointing to say the least. I guess you could start barista classes in the schools now that you have all that equipment. Starbucks will have a pool of people to employ in the future.

The money used for the capuccino machines and busing of the students could of been used for badly needed text books and supplies that actually benefit the students and help the teachers with the supplies they need.

etc , etc....with all the other things pointed out in this short article.



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"We also look at it as a waste of money because the schools didn't even know they were getting the equipment, schools didn't know how to use the machines and weren't prepared to implement them into the curriculum," Sullivan said.

Sounds like all they have to do is train the schools on how to implement the new cappuccino machines into the curriculum and their problem would be solved:|err
 

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Don't EVEN get me started on the whole Athletes / Grades issue!!!!!! :mad::|err:mad::|err
 

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I thought sushi came from fish, not machines.....

My bad:)sphss
 

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"We also look at it as a waste of money because the schools didn't even know they were getting the equipment, schools didn't know how to use the machines and weren't prepared to implement them into the curriculum," Sullivan said.

Sounds like all they have to do is train the schools on how to implement the new cappuccino machines into the curriculum and their problem would be solved:|err
That's the line that caught my eye. I had to read it twice and then thought, "How the (insert expletive here) would you implement an espresso/cappucino machine into the curriculum?!?! :)sphss What educational standard does "coffee making" fall under? Heaven help us. We're all . . . doomed!
 

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That's the line that caught my eye. I had to read it twice and then thought, "How the (insert expletive here) would you implement an espresso/cappucino machine into the curriculum?!?! :)sphss What educational standard does "coffee making" fall under? Heaven help us. We're all . . . doomed!
I think it falls under Home Economics
 

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Art Dunken the Obama pick think your not paying enough in Taxes this a hole is also a big gun grabber.I am waiting til Father Flager is let out of his Box.
After Jan 20 we will see the Obama Circus of Chicago missfits.Obamas nation of Islam Scandel team won`t be able to keep them under wraps for to much longer!
 

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What's sad is that is minor stuff. There are poor kids who want to learn, and would love to go to a private school or good public school. But they are trapped with the idiots and gangs.
 
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