Extravagantly Expensive Government Education Summed Up in Four Words


Take a major city, give liberals total control of the government and through it the schools, and this is the result:

this be are story

The story:

It’s hard to deny just how poorly Chicago’s public schools are performing when it hits you in the face. Such is the case with Paul Robeson High School’s 2014 prom theme: “This is Are Story.”

It’s a tale from Obamaland. Our Alinskyite Activist in Chief started his political career by rabble-rousing in this same community.

Paul Robeson High School is located in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, one of the poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. The high school also is part of the failing Chicago Public Schools, or CPS, system.

Four out of 10 CPS freshmen do not graduate.

If they do graduate, 91 percent have to take remediation courses in college because they do not know how to do basic math and school work. Just 26 percent of CPS high school students are college-ready, according to the ACT subject matter tests.

Must be we aren’t spending enough money, bark the moonbats. Yet the entire state is going broke largely because of the massive looting spree known as public education. Even the babysitters I mean teachers make out like Al Capone:

The average CPS teacher salary is $76,000. The last contract negotiations in 2012 gave CPS teachers 17 percent raises over three years.

The median household income in Chicago is just $47,408. The disparity is worse in Englewood, a neighborhood where 23.6 percent of residents are unemployed and the average per capita income is $12,255.

How’s that for the “income inequality” Marxist demagogues like Obama like to fret about? But if you think that’s bad, get a load of what educrats are paid to oversee the farcical pretense that anyone in Chicago is getting educated at government schools:

illinois-education-pension-chart

We’ll know the government is serious about fixing education when it agrees to get completely out of it. But that won’t happen so long as the looting spree is so outlandishly remunerative.

On a tip from Steve A. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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