A New Low for Chicago Politics and Rahm Emanuel
Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited Scammon School at 4201 W Henderson an elementary School on Chicago’s North-West side. If you think you recognize this name it is because of the numerous problems that have been reported by the media over the years. The Principal Mary T. Weaver a known liar, and one of the most corrupt Principals in the CPS system hosted her friend Rahm Emanuel to come to the School.Apparently the Mayor really does not care about the children of this city nor anyone but himself but his staff should have done better research. Principal Weaver whose son Paul Weaver who worked for the City of Chicago Department of Finance is close with Alderman Reboyras lied on his resume saying that he was a tutor for the Scammon which was never the case. Principal Mary Weaver’s daughter Alexandra also on her resume claimed to be a tutor at Scammon School while her mother was the Principal all false.
Principal Weaver has had more employee complaints filed with the board and Teachers Union than any other Principal in CPS. Principal Weaver has bribed LSC members, accepted favors from LSC members, fixed school elections, and purchased lavish items for her and her staff with CPS funds and tax payer money. So if Mayor Emanuel has no problem with this then what does that say about him? I have contacted many City and State officials about this and other issues but I guess the Mayor’s visit shows just how and who has been protecting her.Principal Weaver has released all the students at Scammon Schools personal confidential information to a Parent, and who knows who else. The Principal and her staff under her direction has violated children’s Civil Rights to which she continues to do and been found guilty of this yet still no one has done anything. I was shocked to learn about this trip from the Mayor before it happened from an inside source. This same source also told me that the children were allowed to be in the video but were unable to be active participants in the making of the video.
Principal Weaver is still denying Special Education Services to children with IEP’s (Individual Education Programs) to this day and Dr. Richard Smith and Rebecca Clark continue to allow this to happen. The mayor should be ashamed of himself for allowing this to continue and exploit these poor children who are being denied a appropriate education. You can find the proof of all this at the following links along with some pictures of what the schools inside really looks like. One maintenance employee for the School has told me that she refuses to allow them to fix the issues with the school correctly and make it a safe place for the children. Like covers on the florescent lights, mold, asbestos, electrical problems, paint peeling, and much, much more.
After the School and the Principal have been in the news twice once for sex scandals and once for a sending teachers to Las Vegas nothing has happened to the Principal. This does not include a child who tried to commit suicide at school, or the many violation of children’s rights she is responsible for and continues to violate.
The CPS Board has refused to open e-mails sent to them so they can have deniability even though they have been made aware of the issues on many occasions. I hope a reporter has the strength and integrity like Dave Savini to do another report on this School and its problems there are many witnesses including Teachers, former Teachers and Parents all who have been ignored. Some Parents have even claimed to have been threatened with being deported if they come forward.You may be asking where is the NAACP or any of the other many organizations that are suppose to help with these types of abuses like the Better Government Association well it’s a good question you should ask them. Where is the Mayor’s integrity? Where is the Mayor’s Honor? I guess it’s lost in this case and will continue to be lost until we find a new Mayor.
Jason B Glenn