Who Lost the Chicago Teachers’ Strike? The Kids!

Chicago Teachers’ Strike

Chicago teachers are distinguished by an average annual salary of some $76,000 and their schools, by very poor test and grad rate results for their hapless kids. Nevertheless, the generous, selfless teachers have struck the insolvent city schools for both more money and to avoid objective evaluation of their work, never mind that the country has been in hard times since 2007. And these are the Democrats who call the GOP greedy and selfish, right?

The teachers dumped the kids into the streets without a care for the problem that faced the kids’ parents who worked. And now, they’re back in their classrooms with a new contract to vote upon; Chicago Contract Pays Off for Teachers will explain for you.

Another little problem the teachers and their union didn’t worry over was, where will the new money to pay some $80,000 a year instead of the current $76,000., come from? Chicago Raise Unpaid-For  will give you some of that.

But it wasn’t all about the money; the Mayor said he wanted real teacher evaluation, resting on the kids’ actual test results. Right, and you want fame, fortune and your own private island, don’t you? Reports say the contract coming up next month for a vote no longer includes that; teachers in the Windy City at least, will continue working without a care for whether the kids can read, write or calculate.

So if you have a public union, you can lean on the politicians to protect you from financial realities that affect everybody else, and at their expense. Did you know that? Now, you do!

And the kids still can’t read, write or calculate, while the politicians like Mayor Emanuel, sail happily toward their usual reelections. Well, nobody in Chicago can complain, right?

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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