|Chicago Public School system: Nothing more than a low-level detention facility|
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Basically, the Chicago Public School system (remember, of 400,000+ students, roughly nine percent are white) operates as a low-level detention facility. The teachers average compensation dwarfs the starting salary for a Cook County correctional officer, meaning that the environment inside the classroom is far more treacherous than the one inside the jails of Chicago.
Why else would Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy give a press conference on Monday where he said "We're emptying out our offices"; with the teachers on strike, the
All of this reminds me of a scene from the John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club. Set in an all-white suburb of Chicago in the 1980s, the film is about five students of varying backgrounds (but all-white) sent to Saturday detention. The overbearing Assistant Principal Richard Vernon (a character who has been lampooned in countless forms of media since) acts as a domineering administrator over the detainees. In a pivotal scene, Vernon has a conversation with the white janitor:
VERNON What did you want to be when you were young? CARL When I was a kid, I wanted to be John Lennon... VERNON Carl don't be a goof! I'm trying to make a serious point here...I've been teaching, for twenty two years, and each year...these kids get more and more arrogant. CARL Aw bull shit, man. Come on Vern, the kids haven't changed, you have! You took a teaching position, 'cause you thought it'd be fun, right? Thought you could have summer vacations off...and then you found out it was actually work...and that really bummed you out. VERNON These kids turned on me...they think I'm a big fuckin' joke... CARL Come on...listen Vern, if you were sixteen, what would you think of you, huh? VERNON Hey...Carl, you think I give one rat's ass what these kids think of me? CARL Yes I do... VERNON You think about this...when you get old, these kids; when I get old, they're gonna be runnin' the country. CARL Yeah? VERNON Now this is the thought that wakes me up in the middle of the night... That when I get older, these kids are gonna take care of me... CARL I wouldn't count on it!Does anyone ever stop and think how the 92 percent non-white students, who are enrolled in the Chicago Public Schools system, will run Chicago in the near-future?
No, of course not.
These are questions we aren't supposed to ask in Black-Run America (BRA).