Scammon’s Weaver won the Mayor Rahm Public Schools Principal Achievement Award.

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Scammon’s Principal Mary T. Weaver was recognized as a 2013 winner of the Chicago Public Schools Principal Achievement Award. As part of CPS & Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Principal Quality Initiative, this award recognizes leaders who guide their schools to exceptional academic growth achieved by their students.

“A great principal is key to a great school,” said Barbara Byrd-Bennett, indicted former CEO of Chicago Public Schools. “A well-rounded principal will support and develop great teachers and curriculum plans and in turn great teachers create a thriving school culture where students can succeed.”

Yesterday, Weaver was removed as Scammon’s Principal after being accused of targeting and firing pregnant teachers.

CPS agreed to a settlement that payed a quarter of a million dollars in damages and back pay.

Weaver has been reassigned.

4 thoughts on “Scammon’s Weaver won the Mayor Rahm Public Schools Principal Achievement Award.

  1. On December 20, 2015, Mark Glennon wrote and published an article on his blog following the release of the June 30, 2015 actuarial valuation report of the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund. This article was called: “Ugly: Chicago Public School Teachers’ Pension Releases New Actuary Report”.

    I was among the readers that would submit comments on his article. One of my comments proposed a solution to the underfunding of this pension plan. Mister Glennon would decide to delete my suggested solution from his blog. He would then block any further comments from me.

    Apparently this proposed solution to the underfunding of the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund was so dangerous that it couldn’t see the light of day.

    Couldn’t take the heat, Mister Glennon? I published my comments on scribd. Hope you choke on them.

  2. Stocks have a higher potential return but they also pose a greater risk. The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund was placing a bet when it invested and continues to invest in stocks. According to Actuary Jeremy Gold, rather than recognizing the risk premium after it occurs (i.e. in a higher asset value), the actuary is taking advantage of the risk premium before it occurs (i.e. in the actuarial assumptions). Lose the best, as the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund did beginning in 2001, and you have problems.

    Video of Jeremy Gold:

  3. This is the major reason schools suffer. Those who know least about education are entrusted with the most responsibility. Rahm and Claypit are bean counters. Numbers poison there vision.

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