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CPS Email To Parents Directs Them To Adult Web Site

Home - by - January 26, 2013 - 07:00 America/New_York - 9 Comments

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he Chicago Public Schools system has apologized for sending an email to parents that included a typo in a web link that sent them to an erotic website as a result.

The email was meant to notify parents of state changes to the Ilinois Standards Achievement Test, or ISAT, and was supposed to link them to the Illinois State Board of Education website.

But there was a small problem: an extra letter on part of the email address.

The typo in question linked parents to a website that displays the Kama Sutra on a bed, and declares that the group “works together to explore and enrich the modern woman’s sex life and sensuality.”

A spokeswoman for the Chicago Public Schools acknowledged the typo.

“As soon as it was brought to our attention, we sent out an updated letter with a corrected link and apologized for any inconvenience it may have caused,” she said.

A corrected email was sent to parents within about two hours of the mistake, along with the message: “Apologies for the inconvenience!”

The full email parents received is below (Note: It includes link to adult site):



  1. Shiite from Shinola

    January 26th, 2013

    a hundred bucks says the source computer has a bunch of kiddie porn on it

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  2. Milwaukee Mike

    January 26th, 2013

    I think improving the schools should precede trying to increase enrollment.

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  3. eternal cracker p

    January 26th, 2013

    an extra letter on part of the email address.

    Email addresses are the same as URL’s now?

    “Do you know the website number?” — Biden.

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  4. Maudie N Mandeville

    January 26th, 2013

    ‘inconvenience’? What a strange word to use. But, hey, it’s porn! I think they may have meant ‘interruption’.

    BTW, no one types a URL, rather copy and paste. So what was it doing on the Chitcago education office computer?

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  5. Redgrandma

    January 26th, 2013

    Ok. I admit I clicked on the link. Hahahaha. The site has installed a pop up that says “Oops, someone has been naughty. Thank you, CPS, for introducing Illinois mothers to Isbel, a new intimacy destination for modern women. Please click here to request an invite.”

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  6. Dan Ryan Galt

    January 26th, 2013

    Frankly, I’m astonished to hear that many of the parents could read the E-mail to begin with.

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  7. ToreyDawn

    January 26th, 2013

    LOL! The “naughty” site is taking full advantage of the publicity ;)

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  8. Mr. Pinko

    January 26th, 2013

    ahhh what’s the difference?

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  9. scr_north

    January 26th, 2013

    If it wasn’t for the bloodshed Chicago would be the nations circus side show.

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