Marine Math and Science Academy / Pathetic School
I expected a lot from a school that supposedly offered a "challenging curriculum, discipline and a safe leaning environment." Instead i found i was offered a poor curriculum, absolutely no discipline, i.e a freshman assaulted a Lt Col in the school, and as far as a safe learning environment goes, yes, i believe a school located in the territory of about five rival gangs, a place in which children sneak in drugs and knives, and a place in which many kids, including myself have been robbed, is a very safe learning environment. I thank you people who have previously tried to inform these asinine and exploited fifteen and sixteen year olds about who they think they are trusting to receive a supposed "quality" education from. The former principal himself does not even have an associates degree, nor any prior teaching experience before becoming the school's principal. I am very disappointed with every aspect of the school; it is a deplorable place located in one of Chicago's worst neighborhoods. some of the students still have not been seduced into going to war, but sadly, many of them are. I feel the jrotc programs should be abolished from the schools of the United States to prevent further promotion of the horrors of violence and war. Contrary to what these brainwashed children believe, the instructors offer many opportunities for the kids to become officers in the military, taking the upperclassmen to college fairs that only have service academies, and the offering of ROTC scholarships and opportunities for going to a military college are a few examples. I sadly regret even considering this pathetic garbage of a school and am very thankful to have transferred out of that [censored]hole.