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Discussion in 'General Education' started by Marci07, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Marci07

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    What?! I'm speechless...
     
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    :eek::eek: I'll take them!
     
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    Wow! At least have the decency to donate them!
     
  6. Marci07

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    Who did she ask? I check my work e-mail every day, I check our district discussion forum every day, nowhere in there was a post about offering these for donation. I would have been there in a split second. Unbelievable!!
     
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    Wow - I have no words!!!!!
     
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    What???? Why would they throw all of those supplies out?? That is crazy!

    Hmm, they threw out the things to actually know what the inventory was? Well, that makes a whole lot of sense.
     
  9. MissJill

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    HOLY CRAP!
    You know this is because they have to prove that they used their supplies so they don't lose it in their budget.
     
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    And I could definitely use that chalk. I hope some dumpster divers went in and got that stuff out. I hope they make a killing on ebay or a flea market.
     
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    I would have been there dumpster diving! I hope that some smart school official or teacher backed up their car/truck and filled it up!
     
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    As Forest says, "Stupid is as stupid does." One more reason for the public to know they are right in their assertion of the public school system as a whole. Too many incompetents.

    However, I must say, I must be a genius! I know how to use tape without a dispenser!!!!
     
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    The CPS candidate gateway website say that they had a middle school math opening so I emailed my materials to this principal. I received an email back the next day saying that the posting was incorrect and that they actually had to RIF'd 5 teachers.
     
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    I'm sure the art teacher in that school would have loved all those bottles of glue and blank paper.
     
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    I am truly disgusted. As in sick-to-my-stomach-our-society-is-so-screwed-up-disgusted. We are such a spoiled, unappreciative, unintelligent group of people. Because this most certainly isn't the only instance of gross waste and I'm beyond tired of it.
     
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    Nicely said!
     
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    Oh my god!

    This is ridiculous. At my school, teachers walk around the halls after locker clean out to find what the kids left behind. I have supplies that I haven't used, but I refuse to throw them away, because you never know. Take them to the local thrift store.
     
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    Outrageous! I sincerely hope this school, the principal, and CPS gets taken to task for this. Even if there was absolutely no use for it, at least recycle. Great example set for students...

    Now that this Fox station is interested, maybe they'd like to know about the 4 oz. cup of water the summer school kids get in this heat...maybe these kids could roll up unwanted paper and use it as a funnel...
     
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    Oh Boy!!! This is crazy!! Hopefully they were able to pull this stuff out of the trash and give it to students and teachers that need it!!!!
     
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    Believe me the summer school story ran like crazy on all the news channels THURSDAY NIGHT. (the two problem days were Wednesday and Thursday). Apparently at one school kids had to go home for Asthma problems and heat exhaustion and a child reported his classroom had a heat index of 130. Not sure how accurate that was, but I know people on the second floor of my building were reporting temps in the 90's in the June heat wave.
     
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    I missed the news yesterday but I'm friends on facebook with one reporter who was asking questions about teachers who were teaching in summer programs. She was going to do a story about it.
     
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    What an idiot they have in charge.
     
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    such a disgrace....i just ordered a bunch of stuff for school...could have used some of that stuff!
     
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    :thumb: Yeah, let them know about it. Make you a new email account like on gmail and let them know about it.
     
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    It has already made the news and papers. It is on the huffpo and stories played on all media outlets. It was to late though. The stories aired last night and the problems were Wednesday and Thursday. It is supposed to cool off by Monday.
     
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    That's awful!
     
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    When I inventory, I line things up or record how many of which things I have. Tape is horribly expensive - I'd have taken the rolls!

    God is watching all this. It will all be taken into account eventually.
     
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    It seems to me that the dumpster needs to be inventoried. And the total of the district materials that were thrown out should be deducted from the Super's salary.
     
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    Wow, what a ridiculous thing to do. There is just no way those supplies were all unwanted. Just a bunch of lazy people throwing stuff out because it's quick and easy. What a waste.
     
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    Sheer and utter foolishness. To think so many of us go through tons of those erasers every year, and they have the nerve to just throw them away??? There does not seem to be any justification for dumping all of those supplies. That form of "inventory" needs to be looked at.
     
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    I like how you think lady!:thumb:
     
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    CPS has a CEO not a super and it's not run like a normal school district since it's so large. This idea wouldn't work or be applicable.
     
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    Yes and said CEO just came here from New York and gave himself a 30,000 raise.

    However, don't worry all teachers, school based administrators and ESPs will not be getting their contractually obligated raise. While this is something to be outraged about- I am still more outraged that our school board was secretly funneling money to a failed olympic bid and that is only a story in the "little papers" and the blogs. CPS is just to big for it's own good sometimes. Thankful I work at a school where we get left alone to you know TEACH. Summer school in another building was enough to remind me just how good I have it.:D:)
     
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    OK...why? How is it not applicable? Why wouldn't it work? Is no one in charge? No one responsible for spending? It seems to me that when taxpayer monies have been wasted, that money should be paid back.

    NYC is also one big district. I understand that large districts run differently than small, but there should still be some accountability.

    If not the "Super" or even the "CEO" then perhaps the principal of the school??
     
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    :dizzy::dizzy: I'm not sure what NY has to do with the story-- did I miss something?

    But can a brand new employee do that singlehandedly? It seems to me as though there need to be some checks and balances, shouldn't there??
     
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    Can someone please slap her! There's no way that she advertised donating those supplies! That was the worst lie ever to make up on the spot...
     
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    He is new here and while I don't agree with his tactics and how he left his prior district quitting halfway through the contract and quitting by text message- he is new. I don't think the blame for the current situation is on him.

    If you suggest the one in charge is the principal, well she is the one who threw out all of the stuff in the first place.

    There are almost to many checks and balances- people essentially getting paid to do a whole lot of nothing and a lot of non-classroom staff making big bucks. These people are the accountability police going around schools making sure people have up "I can" statements and that all grades K and up have current work on the bulletin board with rubrics. They also dictate to some schools how they are allowed to spend money depending on the level of probation.

    The latest press release is we are now paying 7 million dollars in the midst of a debt crisis to install cameras in high schools. Many members of the union and the one paper that has our back believes much of the CPS budget crisis is a lie and many things are happening such as the cameras to provide kickbacks to people that owe people favors.

    I love my city but we are the sight of many dirty politics. Many schools in this system do work. And I am extremely proud to work for one of them. My school works, but there are many schools in the system not working. If more schools were allowed to run at their own pace and don what was appropriate I think we would have less waste and more successful schools.

    From what they showed on the report what was thrown out was glue, tape, chalk and old ISAT books. My guess is for much of the supplies the school was forced to suddenly spend money that apeared one day and would disappear the next. The supplies were probably placed in storage for when they would be needed, there was probably a change in management and someone probably forgot about it.

    By the way - funny that this story made the news, but every time they take over an elementary school and turn the building into a high school - sometimes with a complete remodel including throwing out of furniture and materials only for the school to move elsewhere within a year and kick out another school- so much more than tape and glue is being tossed, yet that stays out of the news......
     
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    All I can say is wow.. That lady needs to get her head examined. :rolleyes::dizzy:
     

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