This School’s Prom Theme Reveals How Truly Pathetic Public Education Has Become

Teachers unions claim their demands for continuously increasing salaries and perks are based only in their desire to better educate America’s next generation. While most would agree that exceptional educators deserve compensation commensurate with their abilities, empirical evidence shows that students do not benefit when second-rate teachers receive raises.

A glaring example of this was found in the apparent massacre of the English language by organizers of Paul Robeson High School’s senior prom. As evidenced by a local reporter, the Chicago school promoted the theme “This Is Are Story,” which will strike anyone with a tenuous grasp of the language as a nonsensical phrase.

Of course, replacing ‘our’ with ‘are’ is not altogether uncommon. The word’s misuse even appeared in a photo reportedly taken during a teacher protest.

What makes this case even more upsetting to many critics of the public school system is the fact that educators in the Chicago Public Schools system (CPS) bring home an average of $76,000 a year. Students, however, struggle to simply make it to graduation.

Statistics show that about 40 percent of students who enter a CPS high school do not leave with a diploma. Furthermore, just one in four is deemed ready for college, according to test results.

Of those who do manage to graduate and go on to college, more than nine in 10 must retake courses they should have mastered in high school.

Conservative blog Chicks on the Right pointed out that Paul Robeson High School’s struggle with grammar is not limited to its prom theme. A number of glaring mistakes also appear on the school’s official website.

Still, the shocking vocabulary gaffe has since become fodder for Twitter users.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Chuck Goudie ABC7 ITeam

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  1. riosam77 says:

    WOW! But believable..

  2. I'm glad that the used "are" instead of "our" so I didn't have to thunk too hard! LOL

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    Well now you know why Chicago is the way it is.When kids are taught by dummies they become just as stupid.Isn't this Pres. Obutthole home

  4. Uno man says:

    I am Not going to let anyone get a hold of the calendar I created for my life and delete my celebrations, even if I celebrate Fathers or mothers or daughters day EVERY SINGLE DAY of my life. People are just too radical in changing things that they FORGET what matters MOST

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