What's going on in Chicago?

Oct 2014
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Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools employees, including 9 teachers, ousted over background check issues

Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools employees have been terminated, recommended for dismissal or simply resigned amid scrutiny following an enormous review of worker backgrounds prompted by a Tribune investigation this year.

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The Tribune’s investigation revealed in June that ineffective background checks sometimes exposed CPS students to educators with criminal convictions and arrests for sex crimes against children. In response, the district announced what it called an “unprecedented step to recheck all employees” prior to the start of this school year, as well as additional measures to protect children.

How is it possible that hundreds of people could pass background checks to work with kids??

You would think the minimum bar for a school system would be to keep sex predators away from kids...
 
Jan 2015
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I suspect they are desperate to get any teachers at all to teach in the war torn areas.
 
Oct 2014
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So, we got 3 people downplaying the fact that sex predators have been hired, in spite of background checks...