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Education and Schools / Re: They can learn!
« Last post by markberwyn on September 27, 2014, 10:59:12 AM »
FWIW, I haven't been able to find an answer to my question. But by just about every metric, the Morton schools are awful. To say otherwise is to sugarcoat or to serve as some politician's tool:

http://webprod.isbe.net/ereportcard/publicsite/getReport.aspx?year=2010&code=140162010_e.pdf

It is condescending and ignorant to point to one student's success and claim it is representative of anything besides one student's success.
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I have a chest of drawers and a cabinet that has drawers on one side and an open area behind a door on the other. They are both the same style. Antique perhaps. The one with the cabinet side has a loose wheel. (They are both on coster wheels). I hung onto them thinking someone would be trying to outfit an apartment and might need free furniture to start out with, but don't seem to know anyone with that need. They are in my dry basement right now but I would like to get rid of them. Free if you will come and get them. They may benefit from a coat of stain/varnish.
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Looking to sell... / Re: Free Stove
« Last post by catspajamas on September 27, 2014, 12:09:55 AM »
Are you still trying to find someone to take the stove?
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Education and Schools / Re: They can learn!
« Last post by markberwyn on September 27, 2014, 12:09:51 AM »
I've always said if a student at Morton chooses to learn they can. This afternoon Morton West senior Weisner Perez chose his college to attend next year, HARVARD !! Not only is he a great basketball player he has always been an exceptional student in the classroom. I believe he is third in the senior class at West. He played AAU ball this summer with the Mac Irvin All Stars probably the top AAU boys program in Chicagoland. He also played on the 18 and under national team this summer for the Dominican Republic and helped them to I believe win their first medal ever. He had scholarship offers from a lot of University's including Princeton,Brown and the entire Ivy League. His older brother is at The University of Chicago. Congrats to Weisner and the Perez family!

What percentage of Morton students go to a four-year college these days?

I attended the University of Chicago after graduating from Morton West. So I count as one of mustang's success stories. How successful? Well, let me tell you: The U of C educated me so well that I would never be so foolish as to argue that the Morton schools do well by their students just because one of them occasionally escapes into a top-tier college.
  I posted this for people who comment like its doomsday for a high school age student to go to Morton. "One of them OCCASIONALLY escapes into a top tier college?" There are more than you think going to top notch schools. MIT has a few Morton kids there. So do other top notch schools. The point I was trying to make was if a student wants a good education it is there for the taking. I read a story of a former Morton student who earned enough college credits through AP classes at Morton that he entered U.I.C as a junior not a freshman this year. There are more success stories than most people think. But there are the haters who just don't want to hear anything about success at 201.

What percentage of Morton students go to a four-year college these days?
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Education and Schools / Re: They can learn!
« Last post by mustang54 on September 26, 2014, 11:44:05 PM »
I've always said if a student at Morton chooses to learn they can. This afternoon Morton West senior Weisner Perez chose his college to attend next year, HARVARD !! Not only is he a great basketball player he has always been an exceptional student in the classroom. I believe he is third in the senior class at West. He played AAU ball this summer with the Mac Irvin All Stars probably the top AAU boys program in Chicagoland. He also played on the 18 and under national team this summer for the Dominican Republic and helped them to I believe win their first medal ever. He had scholarship offers from a lot of University's including Princeton,Brown and the entire Ivy League. His older brother is at The University of Chicago. Congrats to Weisner and the Perez family!

What percentage of Morton students go to a four-year college these days?

I attended the University of Chicago after graduating from Morton West. So I count as one of mustang's success stories. How successful? Well, let me tell you: The U of C educated me so well that I would never be so foolish as to argue that the Morton schools do well by their students just because one of them occasionally escapes into a top-tier college.
  I posted this for people who comment like its doomsday for a high school age student to go to Morton. "One of them OCCASIONALLY escapes into a top tier college?" There are more than you think going to top notch schools. MIT has a few Morton kids there. So do other top notch schools. The point I was trying to make was if a student wants a good education it is there for the taking. I read a story of a former Morton student who earned enough college credits through AP classes at Morton that he entered U.I.C as a junior not a freshman this year. There are more success stories than most people think. But there are the haters who just don't want to hear anything about success at 201.
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Education and Schools / Re: They can learn!
« Last post by markberwyn on September 26, 2014, 10:37:40 PM »
I've always said if a student at Morton chooses to learn they can. This afternoon Morton West senior Weisner Perez chose his college to attend next year, HARVARD !! Not only is he a great basketball player he has always been an exceptional student in the classroom. I believe he is third in the senior class at West. He played AAU ball this summer with the Mac Irvin All Stars probably the top AAU boys program in Chicagoland. He also played on the 18 and under national team this summer for the Dominican Republic and helped them to I believe win their first medal ever. He had scholarship offers from a lot of University's including Princeton,Brown and the entire Ivy League. His older brother is at The University of Chicago. Congrats to Weisner and the Perez family!

What percentage of Morton students go to a four-year college these days?

I attended the University of Chicago after graduating from Morton West. So I count as one of mustang's success stories. How successful? Well, let me tell you: The U of C educated me so well that I would never be so foolish as to argue that the Morton schools do well by their students just because one of them occasionally escapes into a top-tier college.
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Education and Schools / They can learn!
« Last post by dukesdad on September 26, 2014, 08:20:45 PM »
Who ever said high school students couldn't learn? The colleges are full of ex high school students
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Education and Schools / Re: They can learn!
« Last post by mustang54 on September 26, 2014, 04:11:55 PM »
Who is "they"?
  High school students.
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Education and Schools / Re: They can learn!
« Last post by dukesdad on September 26, 2014, 03:27:08 PM »
Who is "they"?
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Education and Schools / They can learn!
« Last post by mustang54 on September 26, 2014, 02:54:05 PM »
 I've always said if a student at Morton chooses to learn they can. This afternoon Morton West senior Weisner Perez chose his college to attend next year, HARVARD !! Not only is he a great basketball player he has always been an exceptional student in the classroom. I believe he is third in the senior class at West. He played AAU ball this summer with the Mac Irvin All Stars probably the top AAU boys program in Chicagoland. He also played on the 18 and under national team this summer for the Dominican Republic and helped them to I believe win their first medal ever. He had scholarship offers from a lot of University's including Princeton,Brown and the entire Ivy League. His older brother is at The University of Chicago. Congrats to Weisner and the Perez family!
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