Thus spake CEO Tim King, CEO of Chicago's Urban Prep Academy. A public charter school just graduating its first Senior class. The big deal? 100% of the graduates have been accepted into college in this Chicago Tribune Report.
How big is this event? Well in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS,) only 4% of Seniors can read at the Freshman level. CPS only graduates 52.2% of their students. This despite huge teacher salaries, gold plated benefits and retirement, and it being nearly impossible to fire a teacher.
This event was even bigger because America's Greatest Mayor EVER, Richard Daley made a surprise appearance. He even dragged along a chagrined, and embarrassed, CPS Chief, Ron Huberman with him.
Why would Daley show up? Well, to take the credit of course! Do you think he'd be there if this charter school had failed?
So here's the story: Where the teacher's unions are kicked to the curb, and Black, adult males are allowed to take charge, and show the students how to "boot-strap," success is the result.
I don't care if it is racist to have all male, Black schools paid for by the public fisc. I don't care if the teacher's unions are furious not at their own failure, but at Urban Prep's success.
It's more racist to let these young adults resort to gangs and drugs. More racist to think they will obey patently racist gun-control laws, and not gun each other down. (Note: Gun Control started in Florida, to keep guns out of the hands of freed Black slaves.)
I'll go further, the public fisc should fund Chicago's Catholic Parochial schools. Come on people, let's toss dollars at success and stop subsidizing failure.
We know now the CPS has failed. Let's move on. Sorry CPS teachers, time to vote you off the island.
This is a story that needs to be told. And re-told.
CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATING SENIORS AT URBAN PREP!
From Urban Prep:
We are the young men of Urban Prep.
We are college bound.
We are exceptional-not because we say it, but because we work hard at it.
We will not falter in the face of any obstacle placed before us.
We are dedicated, committed and focused.
We never succumb to mediocrity, uncertainty or fear.
We never fail because we never give up.
We make no excuses.
We choose to live honestly, nonviolently and honorably.
We respect ourselves and, in doing so, respect all people.
We have a future for which we are accountable.
We have a responsibility to our families, community and world.
We are our brothers' keepers.
We believe in ourselves.
We believe in each other.
We believe in Urban Prep.
SO DO I - Jeb