Thursday, October 15, 2015

Chicago School Locker Room

Which one would you like to use?

"Transgender student faces locker room ban" Washington Post  October 14, 2015

A suburban Chicago school district, defying federal civil rights officials, announced that it will not allow transgender students to use locker rooms for changing and showering to ‘‘ensure a respectful school environment’’ and ‘‘protect the privacy of all students.’’

The US Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights began investigating the district in response to a complaint by a transgender high school student who has been living as a girl for several years, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents the student.

The student asked school officials to treat her as a female in all respects, including her participation in sports. While the student has been allowed to participate on girls’ teams, she was not allowed to change in the girls’ locker room, and was instead told to use a separate bathroom down a long hallway. 

My skill level in hoops is fastly approaching teenage girl level.

The Office of Civil Rights found that the school district’s decision to bar the student from the locker room amounted to sex discrimination, the ACLU said.

That stigmatized the student, the ACLU said....

What about the rest of the kids, in particular the young girls subjected to this?


You know, I think I'll use the boys.

As embarrassing as it is, just don't shower. I never liked the collective shower to begin with, and with all the perverts running the agendas in the schools now who knows what that was meant to foster in young boys.


"Ex-head of Chicago schools pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme" Associated Press  October 14, 2015

CHICAGO — An hour after pleading guilty to her role in steering $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks, the former head of Chicago Public Schools apologized Tuesday to students, parents, and employees, saying they deserved ‘‘much more than I gave to them.’’

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors recommended that Barbara Byrd-Bennett serve 7½ years behind bars for one count of fraud. In exchange, prosecutors said they will drop the 19 other fraud counts, which each carried a maximum 20-year term.

She got off light, and is that any way to set an example for students?

The 66-year-old Byrd-Bennett stepped down from her job in June after word spread about a federal investigation into a contract between the district and SUPES Academy, where she once worked.

Prosecutors say the scheme started in 2012 — the year Mayor Rahm Emanuel hired her to become the district’s CEO. The indictment alleged that the owners of the two education service and training firms offered her a job and a hefty one-time payment — disguised as a lucrative signing bonus — once she left the school system.

The indictment alleges Byrd-Bennett expected to receive kickbacks worth 10 percent of the value of the contracts, It’s unclear how much money was ever set aside.

In an e-mail to one of the executives sent Sept. 10, 2012, Byrd-Bennett wrote about her apparent eagerness to make money: ‘‘I have tuition to pay and casinos to visit.’’

But she's sorry, and it's a good thing casinos don't foster crimes like guns cause shootings, huh?


Just wanted to update you on that.

If it's not one thing it's another in AmeriKa's sick school $y$tems.