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Education Wed Jul 27 2011

New Scandal at Chicago State

From bad to worse.

Beleaguered south-side university Chicago State has a new set of woes, brought on by supplementing their enrollment numbers with failing students.

Recently, the Chicago Tribune reported that Chicago State went against its official policy by allowing students with GPAs lower than 1.8 continue to enroll in classes - in some cases, those GPAs bottomed out at 0.0.

Current CSU president Wayne Watson has his hands full, and claims that, unbeknownst to him, this "totally inappropriate" enrollment practice was passed on from previous administrations.

Whether CSU, which serves a predominantly minority and economically disadvantaged student body, can "get its act together" remains to be seen.

 
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Vinicius de Mello / July 28, 2011 8:06 PM

Seems that Wayne Watson is proving his critics correct in that he was not suited to run CSU. Another Daley crony not equipped to do the job. CSU deserves better. The buck stops at the top. The leader sets the tone.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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