I appreciate how well the school is run. I find all the staff to be really helpful for my children. The school administration has help me with a serious problem. I appreciate their concern.
I have never in the years that I have been the Dirksen principal bully any child's parent or guardian. If I am asked a question, I respond honestly. We follow the policies set by the Board of Education. I think, at times, people believe that we can make up the policies to suit their particular problem. We can not. We try to solve problems. Hopefully, most parents/guardians believe that we are doing our best to meet the academic needs of their children. That's the job. I do wish we had more classroom space. We have to deal with the space limitations we have. Our teachers are of the highest quality. They work hard so children succeed. This year, because of enrollment, we opened a third kindergarten class (no more than 25 children in each). CPS is going through a rough budgeting period. We need to see what may happen.
all three of my children went to dirksen.It is a good school. my children have learned alot since going. my daughter is a honor student. they have had very good teachers.
Teachers are good, but sometimes expect too much. The Principal is too used to getting things his way and is not above using underhanded techniques to bully parents. He steps beyond the realm of his professional reach. During the 2004-2005 school year he spoke inappropriately to several parents. The assistant principal however, is very responsive and personable.
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