Thursday, September 5, 2013

Skokie's East Prairie School Embraces Collectivist Indoctrination: Teachers' Salaries Listed

In recent weeks there has been a distressing tendency among wordsmiths for federal government officials to inject the term "Federal Family" into their public pronunciamentos. CNS News just chronicled this today.
Skokie's East Prairie School

Now comes word that a 4th grade teacher at Skokie's District 73 East Prairie Elementary School gave an assignment designed to indoctrinate the tots into the concept that government is essentially equivalent to their own flesh and blood families.

Here was the quiz that the neo-Marxist, overpaid nincompoop assigned the little 10 year old kids:

1. How does your family keep you safe?
2. How does the government keep its citizens safe?
3. How does your family keep you healthy?
4. How does the government keep its citizens healthy?
5. How does your family help you learn and become educated?
6. How does the government help its citizens learn and become educated?
7. What kind of rules does your family have for you?
8. What kind of rules does government have for its citizens?
9. How does your family punish you when you break the rules?
10. How does government punish citizens who break the law?

Professor Walter Williams has chronicled how people in the teaching profession are the least competent students on America's college campuses, with the lowest test scores of all college students, but for sheer idiocy, this takes the cake.

Or is it more than idiocy?

We have no doubt that the 4th grade school marm in question has no clue as to the fact that US education is based on the doctrine of in loco parentis -- schools operate in the place of the parents (i.e. inculcating parental values and mores to the children.)
EPS logo (& Marxism?)

The 4th grade East Prairie School teacher likely couldn't even pronounce the term.

But we're wondering if, given the fact that the Obama administration has just injected "Federal Family" into its talking points, there isn't some orchestrated campaign in operation here.

Teachers should be inculcating the unique American ideal that limited government is the best government. Or as President Reagan put it, "A government that is big enough to give you anything you want is also big enough to take everything you have."

Rather, East Prairie School District 73 seems bent on indoctrinating their impressionable charges in a Lenin-styled notion that the family is superfluous -- government is the great provender of all that is good.

Just who is running Skokie East Prairie School District 73? Take a look at their School Board here.

Here are the latest available 2012 salaries for Skokie East Prairie School District 73. They are garnered from the Family Taxpayers Foundation which received them as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. You can get more data on the individual school employee by simply clicking on the name:

Albandia, Christopher $56,276
Arnold, Cynthia $95,499
Bart, Julia $65,465
Bates, Suzan $96,793
Baumann, Eric $85,087
Berkowitz, Stacy $77,003
Berlinghof, Timothy $71,438
Breiler, Amy $86,832
Britton, Brooke $76,173
Butler, Ryan $51,839
Clements, Leah $69,809
deBettencourt, Sandra $87,608
DeCamp, Danielle $89,276

Doolas, Jennifer
Dovijarov, Lilian $74,178
Flores, Salina $72,986
Frano, Kimberly $63,725
Gonshorowski, Abby $53,344
Graham, Marjorie $71,779
Hillmann, Kristine $80,923
Hoyt, Allison $76,779
Hsu, Jennifer $46,895
Kelly, Susan $94,471
LaPata, Lisa $83,151
Leahu Curescu, Adela $58,727
Madl, Theresa $119,358
Maloof, Drew $50,978
Megremis, Theodora $74,042
Mehr, Jennifer $80,561
Mertz, Carolyn $83,378
Ortiz, Lauren $70,275
Pconka, Danielle $54,982
Rice, Eileen $56,119
Rosenberg, Renee $92,556
Schopp, James $211,596
Sharkey, Coleen $68,455
Shields, Kathryn $57,317
Smeeton, Andrea $80,523
Smith, Agnes $88,911
Stephen, Jordan $99,403
Swift, Lisa $70,862
Wade, Dana $71,410
Wydmanski, Edyta $74,065
Yasutake, Debra $89,342
Zickgraf, Angelica $74,222

That concludes the list of Teachers' and Administrators salaries for Skokie East Prairie School District 73.


  1. Dear Sir or Ma'am,

    I personally invite you to express your opinions at our next Board Meeting, which will be on September 16th, 2013, at 7:30pm, in the EPS Administration building.

    Nick Hankes
    School Board Member

    1. Hear that everybody? You're invited.

    2. Forget the Dist. 73 school bd. meeting, it seems the real decisions are made at a little cell called the East Prairie School Foundation. Now just what the hell does a little school like this need a foundation for and who is involved in it? Seems several of the school bd members are. A few years ago, the extremist Skokie Left-winger, Judith Rae-Ross was on this foundation bd. and she hadn't had a kid in East Prairie in 20 years. Will Mr. Hankes invite everybody to look in on the meetings of this "Foundation" cabal?


Comments invited, however anonymous commentors had better deal directly with the issues raised and avoid ad hominem drivel. As for Teachers' Union seminar writers -- forget about it.