Madison School District Eyes ‘Full-Service’ Schools to Serve Community Needs

Molly Beck, Wisconsin State Journal, April 24, 2015

Four Madison schools could soon leave their doors open far beyond the school day to bring services like doctor checkups, extra help with homework, parenting help and meals to students and their families.

A $300,000 grant paid over the next three years from the Madison Community Foundation will begin the process of developing “full-service” community schools in the Madison School District.

“Our goal is to raise student achievement for all and narrow and close achievement gaps but we cannot do it on our own,” superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said Thursday. “By better coordinating our efforts (and) creating a quilt of strong neighborhood centers with strong, full-service community schools, we’ll be able to make sure that the families that need coordinated services can actually get them.”

The community school model is used in school districts across the country in an effort to address more than just academic needs of children, according to the Urban Strategies Council, and is especially used in areas with high poverty with neighborhood residents and families that may have poor access to health care services or meals.

The U.S. Department of Education also offers millions of dollars in grants to nine organizations in six states that operate such schools.

There are about 5,000 such schools nationally and internationally, though the exact number is difficult to pinpoint because of the variety of ways a school can offer the model, according to the Coalition for Community Schools.

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  • Chip Carver

    Every scheme and scam possible is used to replace Whites, to take money from Whites and hand it to non-whites, to destroy the last vestiges of the former US. But there’s no conspiracy or anything like that. It’s all in line with the natural order of things.

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    • Illidan Stormragge

      This woman gets paid $235,000 per year on the public dime to indirectly do just that.

  • Atheist Realist

    i don’t see how this merits getting on the AR news feed (aka O Tempora O Mores) because I don’t see how race has anything to do with it. I’ve been in Madison and it, as far as I know, is lily-white. It’s not Milwaukee.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      When were you last there? It has undertow sections, believe you me. They even had a mini-Ferguson thing earlier this year.

      • Spikeygrrl

        Lots of places which were majority White even half a dozen years ago are now anything but. I am SO glad that the military plunked down my husband and me — both raised in Ohio — in the Southwest for the past dozen years! I read almost every day some new Detroit-like horror story about the Ohio cities which used to be our respective “homes.” Doubtless there will be two or three more moves before he finishes his 20…but we’ve bought a cute little house here in San Antonio (very close to Ft. Sam, hence easy to sublet) and are looking forward to retiring here in the great “Republic of Texas.”

        • Usually Much Calmer

          Roshamon. Our own BigOne4U (sp?) describes San Antonio differently.

          I like you, please keep engaging with me!

          I’ve been reading “The Fairness Instinct: The Robin Hood Mentality And Our Biological Nature” by L. Sun. He is a straight up biologist, the book is not even very inter-disciplinary. It came out in 2013. He describes the biological roots of much of human social behavior. I am in Chicago which I don’t think has been majority white in a few generations. I travel to particular outlets for the demographic of their staff and constituency for best results for many things. I haven’t spent a dime in my own neighborhood in probably 5 years. Clerks in the city, outside the tony white enclaves, are retarded because they can be. I have been having trouble with my cell phone carrier recently, I changed plans and it is never reflected on my bill. I drive about 15 miles to an outlet, passing several of the same company, just to go to the one where white people with standards live. The cute white guy who has been helping me still can’t fix the problem, just pokes a device in frustration. I’m standing there watching him knowing that I have to move him to do something effective about the problem, that I have to manage my interacting with him such that he wants to go above and beyond the simple answer of their software is screwed up and there is no way he can fix that as part of the normal course of his job. I have to motivate him to complain to other people in his org on MY behalf. And I think, well, thank god he’s white and has a brain that is wired to actually give a damn about me. I imagine if I were talking to a diverse clerk, assuming they can be moved to take responsibility would be as frustrating as trying to teach, that you just give up at something so obviously futile and call it macaroni. So, I’m standing there thinking

          • Spikeygrrl

            I fully understand that my situation is unusual in that people here identify as U.S. Military first. Any other affiliation — even race — comes second.

            In the civilian sphere, however, I’m with you. Thank goodness that almost all our consumer needs can be satisfied either on base or online. 🙂

    • Luca

      Madison is about 80.7% White, They are right at the tipping point. Minorities tend to cluster in their own neighborhoods, therefore the racial balances in the schools can be very disproportionate.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Nashville, Tennessee also used to be 80% white in the 1970s. Today it is around 55%, and whites will be a minority by the next census in 2020. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis and now Nashville, tragically, will fall to Africa.

        • LHathaway

          Nashville, 55% White? I’d be interested in knowing the race of those attending Nashville’s schools.

          • Samuel Hathaway

            From Wikipeida about the Nashville-Davidson public schools:

            There are approximately 82,000 students enrolled. As of the 2013-2014 school year, the MNPS System is 32% Caucasian, 45% African-American, 19% Hispanic, 4% Asian, and 0.26% other.[1]
            “Facts” (PDF). Retrieved 2014-12-20.

          • John Smith

            Do they serve hot fried chicken for school lunch now?

          • Samuel Hathaway

            Probably not, now that Michelle Obamas anti-obesity campaign has students eating grass and pinestraw now.

      • Alden

        10 percent black is almost a tipping point. At 20 the politicians greed for the black vote and out of control black crime causes White flight. If the schools are dominated by black thugs White families flee and the city is destroyed.
        It has happened time and time again since the 1920’s when the black plague left the south.

      • Ella

        I agree fully about the tipping point. I’ve witnessed our elementary schools that have gone through a rapid transition from 78% white to 12-45% white within 12 years. About 30 years ago, this area was all white!

    • Charles Martel

      They have been getting dumped on with low IQ 3rd world savage refugees. Go to Refugee Resettlement Watch and search Wisconsin to see that they are being brought in at taxpayers expense and put on welfare just like the boston Marathon moslems.

  • Why do I get the feeling that these four schools are in the black section of Madison? Although according to NYT Census Explorer, Madison has only four census tracts that are greater than 20% black, and none of them are majority black. Still, this is probably being done for their benefit.

    Black high schools specialize in everything but education.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Well, they CAN’T actually be ejucayted, QD. They can, however, be enabled.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    “ ‘Our goal is to raise student achievement for all and narrow and close
    achievement gaps but we cannot do it on our own,’ superintendent
    Jennifer Cheatham said Thursday.”

    Pssst! Supernintendo Cheatham: You cannot do it at all, it is simply beyond your power. You also cannot make a fish a bird. I’m sorry.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Bulletin to Jennifer Cheatham: The goal is to empty the pockets of white taxpayers, who inevitably foot the bill for everything that benefits blacks, like free breakfasts, lunches and doctor visits.

      Speaking of medical checkups, I’d wager this is the way the parents can avoid the requirements of Obamacare, so whites are taking a doubl-whammy, paying for their own medical coverage as well as for the black freeloaders in their child’s school district.

      • Alden

        Birth control is included in the medical care Thank God

        • Samuel Hathaway

          That’s all that should be included in their “medical care.” Let them pop birth control pills like candy.

          • Anglokraut

            They can’t be trusted to take the pill, and I don’t think Norplant is made anymore; in this case, Depo is the way to go.

        • Red

          It should also be put into the lunches at these schools.

  • MekongDelta69

    Q. How many Jennifer Cheatham’s are there in the world?

    A. Way too damn many.

    • Alexandra1973

      Names sounds like “Cheat ’em.”

      Reminds me of a tie a friend of mine sometimes wears–has a picture of the Three Stooges and the names “Dewey Cheatem and Howe.” LOL

  • Luca

    More catering and pampering to help people who simply need to learn the hard way. Keep rewarding failure and you’ll get more of it.

    • Whitetrashgang

      They cant learn any way.Next thing is to leave them in school all day and night so diversity can get there freak on.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        The North Carolina Tar Heels academic scam involving their college football students is proof that they never learned anything. One player was given college credit for writing an “essay” about Rosa Parks that was no more than two or three paragraphs, that could have been written by a fourth-grader.

        • Whitetrashgang

          Rosa Parks only need one paragraph at best.

          • Samuel Hathaway

            She isn’t worth the ink wasted on her.

          • IstvanIN

            She might be on our new $20.00 Federal Reserve Note.

          • Samuel Hathaway

            Probably so, as a gesture thrown to the rioters in Baltimore to make them start behaving.

        • carriewhite64

          I have seen the essay. If my fourth grader produced something like that she would immediately be placed by me in intensive tutoring. It’s not just the total illiteracy of the piece, but the obvious lack of any evidence of coherent thought.

  • Hilis Hatki

    “The U.S. Department of Education also offers millions of dollars in grants to nine organizations in six states that operate such schools.”

    There’s a clue in there somewhere Watson. The game is afoot.

  • JohnEngelman

    When the War on Poverty was begun in 1964 liberals talked optimistically about a ten year plan to end poverty in the United States. That was 51 years ago.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Perhaps the War on Poverty might have worked had the country remained 90% white, along with the moral customs and responsibilities that everyone took for granted.

      However, with those stigmas on life support, and with the immoral and destructive behaviors all too common in the black community that require federal and state assistance, we have been assured that nothing can really be done about poverty for those who are dependent and have little or no motivation to improve themselves.

      • JohnEngelman

        An additional problem is that with an average IQ of 85 most lack the intelligence to contribute to a high tech economy.

      • John Smith

        The “War on Poverty” was more like a war to make almost everyone poor.

        • Samuel Hathaway

          Not to mention the War on our wallets to pay the taxes for the govt. programs to keep the poor… well, poor.

    • Tim

      “Wars that are supposed to be over by Christmas usually aren`t.” -German Army Slogan

  • dd121

    When will liberals learn that the schools can’t raise your children?

    • Whitetrashgang

      Never.

    • Anglokraut

      What if it’s a Spartan-style military training yard, where the children are surrendered to the state at age seven?

      • John Smith

        Can we subject all the ones found lacking to death by exposure like the Spartans?

        • Anglokraut

          I think that was more of a societal judgement call, than state-sponsored; why tie up a woman’s time and energy nursing a sub-par newborn, when she could focus on conceiving a better baby?

      • 李冠毅

        I don’t think that’s a good idea. Been reading about child training camps where parents send their unruly children. After weeks to months of military-style training (being forced to march several kilometers daily, having to live in harsh environments, etc), the children went home… and become even MORE rebellious. Think about it: will treating the children like dirt get them to learn compassion and manners?

        • Anglokraut

          Oh, no, you misunderstand–in this scenario the children would never be returned to their parents. As I said, “surrendered to the state” means exactly that.

          • 李冠毅

            I see. But still, will giving the children military training make them into model citizens? Will treating the children badly get them to learn to behave? Probably not. I believe the best way to teach someone is through love. Show them that society actually care for them, and tell them we are all useful people. Making a person behave through their own free will is much more effective than forcing them into behaving.

  • LexiconD1

    When are the parents going to be held responsible for being..you know…parents? What are they doing all day long if they aren’t taking care of their children, it’s not like they have JOBS?

    Serious questions.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Do you really think that the black baby daddy of five chillin’s by three or four different mothers really understands the concept of being responsible? The whole point of these programs is to make sure they don’t have to be responsible and that the Democratic Party keeps the black single mother bloc-vote in line.

      • LexiconD1

        Ha…I get it. Actually, if I’m honest…I really didn’t mean to include the ‘fathers’. The ‘mothers’ would be lucky to know who any of them are anyway. But, I still ask, if they aren’t parenting their kids, what are they doing exactly all day long? Sex, and looking for sex, doesn’t take THAT long, does it? Especially if you’re ‘easy’.

        It’s got to be a really boring existence.

        • Spikeygrrl

          “Malt liquor” and street drugs make it hard to be bored, especially when Oprah or Jerry Springer is on.

  • stedman holder

    Clean my house and cut my grass and pick me up some toilet paper while you are at it chumps.

    • John Smith

      I thought they threw their poo?

  • carriewhite64

    So now it is just openly acknowledged that we have to also raise their kids for them.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      We have to raise their kids now so that Shawonda and Tawanda can go out and make time to make more kids with the next baby daddy in line, like DeTyreek and Shaquatavious.

      • carriewhite64

        You are absolutely right; we do raise their kids already. What was I thinking?

    • Charles Martel

      It still wont make Shitttavis college material

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Shitttavis…. just might be real name one day, ya never know.

        An east Indian cashier in the Rite-Aid pharmacy I was in recently had a name tag that said, Shit-Al.

        Ain’t diversity grand?

        • InAFreeCountry

          Was the cashier’s command of English equivalent to his name?

          • Samuel Hathaway

            Not sure about the English. and it was a she, not a he. Diversity sure is bringing some colorful characters into society, no pun intended.

  • LeonNJ

    A $300,000 grant paid over the next three years? That will be all used up in less than one year when they’re offering to give students and parents doctor checkups, extra help with homework, parenting help and meals to students and their families. You got to be kidding me.

    • Charles Martel

      Probably a few hook ers for the principle

      • John Smith

        And a new Lexus.

    • carriewhite64

      That is chump change for programs like these. You forgot to list the inherent skimming and inflated salaries to run the programs.

  • WR_the_realist

    It’s official. Our schools are now orphanages. After all when a ghetto mom has her welfare check baby that child is effectively parentless.

  • MBlanc46

    Yet another way to steal money from the taxpayers.

  • LHathaway

    This is a good thing, isn’t it?

  • Donald

    So the village feeds them, tutors them and “parents” them. Soon the villagers will be expected to wipe their proverbials for them too.

  • Deep North

    The earliest that I can trace my ancestors coming to this country is 1860 from Germany. There was no electricity, indoor plumbing, sewers, Bill Gates Foundation etc.; by today’s standards, its a miracle that people survived back then. But blacks need every type of handout to survive.

  • Northern American-Nationalist

    Government agencies that are “Full-service” means totalitarian.

    I came to understand that the more uncivilized a people or a person, the more authoritarian force is required to upkeep them in a civilized position.

    This is why many statists want the darker hordes among us as political equals.

  • superlloyd

    The Libtards recognise that blacks are simply incapable of looking after themselves. They view them rightly as overgrown children with the concomitant IQ levels who have to be organised like sheep. This undermines the whole equality false narrative. The soft bigotry of low expectations indeed.

  • Albert

    How much money do they need to throw into the bottomless pit before they realize you can’t buy equality of academic achievement? None of the special plans and programs over the past 50 yrs have made any appreciable difference.

  • mobilebay

    Well, now African-Americans will be as lucky as illegal aliens to receive this cradle-to-grave assistance. Old Al must have visited Madison and let the city fathers know what he expected. Where to next, Reverend?

  • Illidan Stormragge

    The funny thing is the superintendent Jennifer Cheatham is white and has a black husband and an adopted black son.

  • Light from the East

    “Our goal is to raise student achievement for all and narrow and close achievement gaps but we cannot do it on our own”

    History repeats itself. The “gap” cannot solved by providing resources, it has a deep-rooted reason behind it, which is in a larger frame of nature. Since achievement is defined by humans, only men can motivate themselves to do it, not with external assistance.