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JN
Mar 31st, 2012, 04:46 PM
Chicago's Male Urban Prep Academy Sending EACH Of Its GRADS Off To College...AGAIN!

Mar 30 | by _YBF (http://theybf.com/users/ybf-0)

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Chicago's Urban Prep Academy (an all-male charter school) just pulled a THREE-PEAT (http://www.theybf.com/2011/02/20/sunday-feel-good-ted-williams-creates-his-signature-milkshake-prep-school-sends-all-its-s)announcing that ALL of their graduating seniors have been accepted into four-year colleges! Get the deets on this amazing place inside.....

Some folks have no faith in the educational system, but Urban Prep Academy (http://www.urbanprep.org/) on Chicago's south side must be doing something right. Once again, 100% of its 2012 graduating seniors are heading off to college (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-urban-prep-20120330,0,4299010.story) in the fall. And by the way, this school is the only all-Black, all-male public prep school in Chicago!

This is the third year in a row that the school has achieved the feat thanks to hard working teachers and parents and of course...the amazing students.

The school started with kids whose futures had been left for dead by their public schools: Only four percent of the school's incoming freshmen were reading at grade level when they arrived on campus.

Urban Prep CEO Tim King says the school is so successful because, "We devote time and energy to those students so that they understand they can do well and they can have success if they modify their behavior."

And don't assume this is just a fluke, because 83 percent of Urban Prep's 2010 graduating class re-enrolled for a second year of college. Now this is good ish.

Loves it and congrats to the fellas!

(Source (http://theybf.com/2012/03/30/chicagos-male-urban-prep-academy-sending-each-of-its-grads-off-to-collegeagain))

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2012, 04:54 PM
Chicago's Male Urban Prep Academy Sending EACH Of Its GRADS Off To College...AGAIN!

Mar 30 | by _YBF (http://theybf.com/users/ybf-0)

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/ybfchic/March%202012/69114070.jpg

Chicago's Urban Prep Academy (an all-male charter school) just pulled a THREE-PEAT (http://www.theybf.com/2011/02/20/sunday-feel-good-ted-williams-creates-his-signature-milkshake-prep-school-sends-all-its-s)announcing that ALL of their graduating seniors have been accepted into four-year colleges! Get the deets on this amazing place inside.....

Some folks have no faith in the educational system, but Urban Prep Academy (http://www.urbanprep.org/) on Chicago's south side must be doing something right. Once again, 100% of its 2012 graduating seniors are heading off to college (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-urban-prep-20120330,0,4299010.story) in the fall. And by the way, this school is the only all-Black, all-male public prep school in Chicago!

This is the third year in a row that the school has achieved the feat thanks to hard working teachers and parents and of course...the amazing students.

The school started with kids whose futures had been left for dead by their public schools: Only four percent of the school's incoming freshmen were reading at grade level when they arrived on campus.

Urban Prep CEO Tim King says the school is so successful because, "We devote time and energy to those students so that they understand they can do well and they can have success if they modify their behavior."

And don't assume this is just a fluke, because 83 percent of Urban Prep's 2010 graduating class re-enrolled for a second year of college. Now this is good ish.

Loves it and congrats to the fellas!

(Source (http://theybf.com/2012/03/30/chicagos-male-urban-prep-academy-sending-each-of-its-grads-off-to-collegeagain))
Wonderful. :worship::worship::worship:

tennisbum79
Mar 31st, 2012, 09:28 PM
":devil:How arrogant of them to want to go to college?:devil:
And how snobish is that Urban Prep CEO Tim King who wants to send all these kids to college in the first place?
Who does he think he is calling himself a CEO instead of a school princial. I guess the title of Principal is not good enough for Mr King
Another Obama liberal school principal in a ploy to destroy America"

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JN
Mar 31st, 2012, 09:40 PM
:devil:How arrogant of them to want to college?:devil:
And how snobish is that Urban Prep CEO Tim King who wants to send all these kids to college in the first place?

Another liberal school principal in a ploy to destroy America

:lol: Rick Santorum does not approve. :lol:

LeRoy.
Mar 31st, 2012, 10:35 PM
All black all male school ? So non-blacks are refused admission to this school ? :weirdo:

JN
Mar 31st, 2012, 10:43 PM
All black all male school ? So non-blacks are refused admission to this school ? :weirdo:

The answer to your question can be easily found by clicking the academy's link in the OP and surfing to admission requirements. That would be preferable to asking a misguided and suggestive question.

Helen Lawson
Mar 31st, 2012, 11:34 PM
All black all male school ? So non-blacks are refused admission to this school ? :weirdo:

:lol:

tennisbum79
Apr 1st, 2012, 06:45 AM
All black all male school ? So non-blacks are refused admission to this school ? :weirdo:
:lol:
So, waht is so funny here?

Are laughing at the question or laughing that you think LeRoy stumped/embarrass JN with this question.

I believe JN gave a sensible answer.


Every organization has a mission statement, it would be best for LeRoy visit the school website and find out what they are all about instead of someone trying to answer his suggestive question.

Rocketta
Apr 1st, 2012, 07:16 AM
Wow, what a great feat especially since only 4% of incoming class read at grade level. :worship:

KournikovaFan91
Apr 1st, 2012, 07:28 AM
I despise any form of single gender education, but congrats to them all for going to college they'll have a great time, kinda wish the end wasn't so close for me.

Helen Lawson
Apr 1st, 2012, 12:33 PM
So, waht is so funny here?

Are laughing at the question or laughing that you think LeRoy stumped/embarrass JN with this question.

I believe JN gave a sensible answer.


Every organization has a mission statement, it would be best for LeRoy visit the school website and find out what they are all about instead of someone trying to answer his suggestive question.

Both

Pureracket
Apr 1st, 2012, 12:40 PM
All black all male school ? So non-blacks are refused admission to this school ? :weirdo:Non-Blacks are not refused entry. I think you would be proud of the young men if you read up on the school, though. ;)

HippityHop
Apr 1st, 2012, 01:53 PM
I'd love to see more schools like this. However, I'm surprised that the ACLU and the education powers that be have not dragged them into court claiming discrimination against girls among other things.

Charter schools are not the favorite institutions of teacher's unions.

JN
Apr 1st, 2012, 02:31 PM
I'd love to see more schools like this. However, I'm surprised that the ACLU and the education powers that be have not dragged them into court claiming discrimination against girls among other things.

Charter schools are not the favorite institutions of teacher's unions.Single-sex education / United States

In the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States), the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of single-sex public education in the 1996 case of United States v. Virginia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Virginia). This ruling, written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Ginsberg) concluded that single-sex education in the public sector is constitutional only if comparable courses, services, and facilities are made available to both sexes. The No Child Left Behind Act (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Child_Left_Behind_Act) contains provisions (sections 5131.a.23. and 5131c, 20 U.S.C. section 7215(a)(23), and section 7215(c)) designed by their authors — senators Hillary Clinton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton) (D (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_%28United_States%29)-NY (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York)) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kay_Bailey_Hutchison) (R (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_%28United_States%29)-TX (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas)) — to facilitate single-sex education in public schools. These provisions led to the publication of new federal rules in October 2006 to allow districts to create single-sex schools and classes provided that 1) enrollment is voluntary, and 2) comparable courses, services, and facilities are available to both sexes. The number of public schools offering single-sex classrooms rose from 4 in 1998 to 540 in 2010, according to the web site of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education.[20] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-sex_education#cite_note-19)

(Source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-sex_education#United_States))
There is no racial discrimination at Urban Prep Academy, with one reason being, it's against the law. If any non-black male, who meets the requirements for admission wants to enroll, he's free to apply. So what are these "other things" you allude to?

Pureracket
Apr 1st, 2012, 03:10 PM
I'd love to see more schools like this. However, I'm surprised that the ACLU and the education powers that be have not dragged them into court claiming discrimination against girls among other things.

Charter schools are not the favorite institutions of teacher's unions.Certainly, your surprise with the ACLU regarding same gender schools would've been evident long before the stories about the successful one like this. Wellsley College comes to mind. I'm thinking of Wabash College for men.

Certainly, you have wondered about the all-male club at Augusta National. It doesn't allow women to join, and it hosts the popular Master's Golf tournament.

What do you mean by "among other things."?

The Witch-king
Apr 1st, 2012, 03:15 PM
I despise any form of single gender education, but congrats to them all for going to college they'll have a great time, kinda wish the end wasn't so close for me.

Why?

It's a shame that bachelors degrees don't mean shit these days, though.

KournikovaFan91
Apr 2nd, 2012, 05:55 AM
Personally I find it unnatural to separate people for such long periods of time on a daily basis purely because of their gender. I personally think a mixed education helps both genders develop better socially.

Also I think it does discriminate seeing as I may want to attend a public school for various reasons other than an academic one and am prevented from doing so purely on the the basis of my gender.

The Witch-king
Apr 2nd, 2012, 08:38 AM
Personally I find it unnatural to separate people for such long periods of time on a daily basis purely because of their gender. I personally think a mixed education helps both genders develop better socially.

Did you addend a single-sex school?

I attended one for a little while in highschool. I found all the stereotypes and preconceptions people have about them didn't really exist. 8 hours of the day not surrounded by cooch doesnt really make for that different of an environment tbh.

Also I think it does discriminate seeing as I may want to attend a public school for various reasons other than an academic one and am prevented from doing so purely on the the basis of my gender.

Alot of these schools have sister/brother schools. Reading up on Urban Prep doesn't seem to though.

Sp!ffy
Apr 2nd, 2012, 08:41 AM
Did you addend a single-sex school?

I attended one for a little while in highschool. I found all the stereotypes and preconceptions people have about them didn't really exist. 8 hours of the day not surrounded by cooch doesnt really make for that different of an environment tbh.



Alot of these schools have sister/brother schools. Reading up on Urban Prep doesn't seem to though.

This is ridiculous. You're segregating yourself from half of the world population...how the hell does it not "make for that different of an environment"?

The Witch-king
Apr 2nd, 2012, 08:49 AM
Highschool girls are not half the worlds population bb

Oh how is a statement about my experience ridiculous. It's my opinion :weirdo:

tennisbum79
Apr 3rd, 2012, 01:13 AM
This is ridiculous. You're segregating yourself from half of the world population...how the hell does it not "make for that different of an environment"?
No, it is your statement that is ridiculous.
First it has no base in facts.
In Massachusetts, the hub of American education, there are several women-only colleges.

Wellesley College, Hilary Clinton's Alma matter, being the most famous one, having graduated several world famous women, including Madeleine Albright
Harvard Radcliffe, was a woman colleges for a very long time before it recently went coed. Benazir Bhutto attend this college when it was all women.

There is also Smith College, which Barbara Bush attended and dropped out, Holyoke College, Elaine Chao, Emily Dickinson.

Other women schools, such as Simon Colleges and Emmanuel College had too eventually go co-ed to due to financials hardship.

Their legacy has been to turn out great women leaders in a variety of fields.

These highly accomplished women show no sign of having been cut off from the half of the world population

Infiniti2001
Apr 3rd, 2012, 01:41 AM
I despise any form of single gender education, but congrats to them all for going to college they'll have a great time, kinda wish the end wasn't so close for me.

Every school I attended from kindergarten to highschool were single gender--Catholic too, and I turned out alright ;) Meanwhile congrats to all the students at Urban Prep Academy :bigclap:

KournikovaFan91
Apr 3rd, 2012, 03:21 AM
No, it your statement that is ridiculous.
First it has not base in facts.
In Massachusetts, the hub of American education, there are several women-only colleges.

Wellesley College, Hilary Clinton's Alma matter, being the most famous one, having graduated several world famous women, including Madeleine Albright
Harvard Radcliffe, was a woman colleges for a very long time it recently went coed. Benazir Bhutto attend this college when it was all women.

There is also Smith College, which Barbara Bush attdened and dropped out, Holyoke College, Elaine Chao, Emily Dickinson.

Other women schools, such as Simon Colleges and Emmanuel College had too eventually go co-ed to due to financials hardship.

Their legacy has been to great to turn out great women leaders in a variety of fields.

These highly accomplished show no sign of having been cut off from the half of the world population

Great but school is also about more than education and getting a job, and frankly single gender university education is quite shocking tbh, you are a young woman and depending on previous education you reach your early twenties with little interaction with men.

I have personally found in Ireland people who attend single sex schools tend to reinforce gender stereotypes more than those who don't. Particularly those who attend all-boys school. Obviously this isn't always the case but with people I know those who attend mixed schools tend to have more friends of the opposite sex and integrate in more mixed gender social groups when they are older.

The Witch-king
Apr 3rd, 2012, 02:44 PM
Great but school is also about more than education and getting a job, and frankly single gender university education is quite shocking tbh, you are a young woman and depending on previous education you reach your early twenties with little interaction with men.
I have personally found in Ireland people who attend single sex schools tend to reinforce gender stereotypes more than those who don't. Particularly those who attend all-boys school. Obviously this isn't always the case but with people I know those who attend mixed schools tend to have more friends of the opposite sex and integrate in more mixed gender social groups when they are older.

That's the fallacy. Going to a single sex school doesn't mean you'll never see people of the opposite gender till you graduate :o and it also doesn't mean your school life will be all that different from a mixed school. Have you noticed how high school kids tend to hang out with people of the same sex at school, anyway? Single sex schools are just a more patent manifestation of that because they (kids) don't have a choice. But I figure if you were going to interact with people of the same gender at school anyway, what difference does it make if its at a mixed school or not?

What they do after school is an entirely different matter and depends on the community, environment and family life they are exposed to as opposed to the couple of hours they spend at school.

Of course this applies to day schools, boarding schools are an entire other matter.

p.s. I know way too many people (my parents, as an example) that attended single sex schools for most of their lives to lead me to believe single sex schools have a negative impact. Most of them are pretty balanced, normal people with healthy attitudes to gender. Maybe it is your personal bias against those specific people in Ireland that led you to that perception.

KournikovaFan91
Apr 3rd, 2012, 02:56 PM
One of my BFFs went to a single sex school, she liked it her friend didn't, she found it unnatural and said she wouldn't send her kids to one. But my friend seemed to like it.

In my mixed school I would say about half of all people especially over the age of 15 socialized in mixed gender groups as opposed to single sex ones.

Although in Ireland education also has a religious undertone, especially in single gender schools, despite being a Catholic I attended a Protestant high school (where most of the students were Catholic) were religious education and stuff was not really taught on any great level unless of course you had the Reverend teaching you.

I've now discovered gender stereotyping starts off from creché, I know because I know a kid who already associates pink as being the "girls colour" and he is only 3, knowing his parents I know that idea doesn't come from his home life. I was quite shocked that in 2012 3 year olds are still being told which colours correspond to which sex. :help:

The Witch-king
Apr 3rd, 2012, 03:44 PM
Seems to me people have different experiences with these things :shrug:

tennisbum79
Apr 3rd, 2012, 11:06 PM
Great but school is also about more than education and getting a job, and frankly single gender university education is quite shocking tbh, you are a young woman and depending on previous education you reach your early twenties with little interaction with men.

I have personally found in Ireland people who attend single sex schools tend to reinforce gender stereotypes more than those who don't. Particularly those who attend all-boys school. Obviously this isn't always the case but with people I know those who attend mixed schools tend to have more friends of the opposite sex and integrate in more mixed gender social groups when they are older.
Points well taken, but remember not all women-only college were created because women wanted to segregate themselves.

Some were created because women denied admission to certain colleges in the USA.

Same for black for historically black colleges, and Jews for historically Jewish colleges (Brandeis in Massachusetts is such example).

Still other women colleges were created because to development women leadership, because it was, in co-ed colleges/universities, male tend to dominate in all aspect of campus life, academic or social, therefore women had less opportunity to develop their potential for leadership.

Some of the faculty members, most of whom were males (To the extreme, imagine a Rick Santorum or Rush Limbaugh being an academic adviser of a young woman, she would likely be steered toward nursing, elementary school teacher or secretary), tend to steer women away prominent leadership activtieis on campust or career requiring leadership.


There is also anecdotal evidence that this was true for minority students in predominantly white colleges with predominantly white faculty.

HippityHop
Apr 6th, 2012, 02:07 PM
Certainly, your surprise with the ACLU regarding same gender schools would've been evident long before the stories about the successful one like this. Wellsley College comes to mind. I'm thinking of Wabash College for men.

Certainly, you have wondered about the all-male club at Augusta National. It doesn't allow women to join, and it hosts the popular Master's Golf tournament.

What do you mean by "among other things."?

I've always been for schools like this especially for Black boys. I remember years ago the ACLU was involved in trying to get a similar program shut down in Milwaukee.

I've never had a problem with single sex education or, for that matter, single sex anything.

As for Augusta, I really don't care about a bunch of rich folks in a private club golfing. I couldn't afford the fees anyhow.
A public golf course would be a different matter.

"Among other things" means what I said about charter schools and teacher unions.

And what do you mean that my surprise would have been evident before? Evident to whom? You? Why?