|Chester Upland School District Recovery Officer speaking to a bunch of empty chairs|
On Tuesday, over 10,000 people came out to vote. On Wednesday, it seems that maybe 10 people came out to hear Chester Upland School District recovery officer Joe Watkins.
I could be wrong, but if President Obama knew how negligent Chester parents are regarding their school aged children, he'd spank you, put you in the corner, and give you a time out.
If a picture tells a thousand words, the photo taken by Daily Times photographer Rob Gurecki says it all. Chester just doesn't care about their children.
According to the paper, Joe Watson came out talking that same smack as before that the district has to win back many of the students that have fled the district in favor of charter schools, when, in fact, it was his boss who helped approve the latest charter school in Chester that the CUSD board voted against.
Watkins goes on to imply that teachers will be bought out, class size increased, and schools closed. He also started waving a magic wand when he mentions that endowments and private funds will appear that will support technology courses, music instruction, foreign language courses, and daycare.
A lot of these kids can't even read and write on grade level. Can we at least start there?
You can celebrate the fact that you voted for President Obama but if you want to help the president, please do what you are supposed to do to by helping your children get a good education.
President Obama will not be coming to Chester to fix the schools. He's left a few things for you to do.