Harvey Illinois Public Schools


Posted on Nov 18, 2011

To: Greatschools- Please let me know the problem if you remove my review. I am a Thornton Alumni Class of 1991. Thornton was and still consists of mediocre teachers disciplining students with few if any great teachers inspiring students. I understand being professional with students but most teachers were cold and the school was soulless. The only time the school showed any interest is when I was absent. (The school receives funding for student attendance). I am combat veteran and found my time in Iraq more enjoyable. Being a great teacher is very challenging work. These teachers are not up for the challenge. I understand good teachers are costly but bad teachers cost more.
–Submitted by a parent

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

I found Thornton high School to be very stressful I think they were trying to improve the school but I noticed a lot of violence and unconcern on all parts students adminstration and parents maybe they are better now
–Submitted by a parent

Just in case anyone missed this sentence:

I am combat veteran and found my time in Iraq more enjoyable.

If they can learn to strip a gun, they can learn the Peano Axioms and proof of associative law of addition by mathematical induction.


Even in Harvey, Illinois Public Schools, the Peano Axioms and the proof of associativity can be a ray of math in soulless schools.  Dead drills will not inspire.

Learning the Peano Axioms is a way out.  It is a way to inspire a class like Jaime Escalante did in L.A.

Or you could run away to the mountains of Macedonia.  But not everyone has that choice starting out from Harvey, Illinois.

And although she may have studied with an expert
Di’lectician and grammarian, I can tell that she was born



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Author of Pre-Algebra New Math Done Right Peano Axioms. A below college level self study book on the Peano Axioms and proofs of the associative and commutative laws of addition. President of Mathematical Finance Company. Provides economic scenario generators to financial institutions.
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