CTU backs up to finish Rahm off after throwing him under the bus

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Chicago sued for alleged discrimination against black teachers
By James B. Kelleher | Reuters 2 hrs 49 mins
CHICAGO (Reuters)- The Chicago Teachers Union has sued the nation's third largest school district, saying Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign to reform or close underperforming public schools discriminates against African-American teachers and staff.
The federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday and announced on Thursday is the latest battle with the city since teachers staged a week-long strike in September. It alleges that more than half of the tenured teachers fired in the most recent round of school closings and turnarounds were African American.
But blacks make up less than 30 percent of the tenured teaching staff in the district and 35 percent of the tenured teacher population in the failing schools, the lawsuit claims.
The suit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois seeks an immediate moratorium on any additional school closings in the city.
The school district declined to comment on the lawsuit while it is pending, but said, "We have an obligation to expand high quality school options to all families and children in every neighborhood and turnarounds is just one tool that allows us to provide those options."
Emanuel, a former top White House adviser to President Barack Obama, and the school district are expected to close more schools in the coming years because of declining enrollment and a huge budget deficit.
The school district has until the end of March 2013 to say which schools it wants to close, and it has appointed a commission to study the matter.
The district's enrollment has fallen nearly 20 percent in the last decade, mainly because of population declines in poor neighborhoods. The district said it can accommodate 500,000 students, but only about 400,000 are enrolled. About 140 schools are half empty, according to the district.
The union argues that while the school district is closing existing neighborhood schools, primarily in minority neighborhoods, it is simultaneously approving new, mostly nonunion charter schools.
This fall, public teachers in Chicago staged the first strike against the district in 25 years to protest reforms supported by Emanuel, including teacher evaluations. The teachers were given a pay raise as part of the strike settlement.
The case, filed on behalf of three fired teachers, is Chicago Teachers Union, Terri Fells, Lillian Edmonds and Josephine Hamilton Perry v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago 12-cv-10338.
So now it's discriminatory to close and consolidate half empty schools. I wonder if Rahm and Obama are sorry they took that labor union money yet.
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Next the union will sue on behalf of teachers working in the Chicago Public Schools for firing them for not showing up for work. They will sue on the basis of having to teach in a hostile work environment.
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Rahm is on to something.

Maybe if he gives them ObamaPhones they won't complain about being fired.

It is entertaining when blacks discriminate against blacks. Is that even possible?
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Dec 27, 2012
 
Since the phone noise is the new birther BS, you're clearly irrelevant.
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Dec 27, 2012
 
Obama's ex-chief of staff discriminating against black people by not giving them jobs in schools that are underpopulated, making them inefficient and costly to run. The union excels in areas of inefficiency propogation and revenue wasting.

What the teachers' union does not excel at is teaching the kids and helping them move forward.
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Dec 27, 2012
 
Wow ! Buy a comma and prove you have a clue.... I see a failure's post and you wrote it.
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Dec 27, 2012
 
Have you heard of proof, because you're clearly a clueless putz ??? LMAOROTFu~!
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Dec 27, 2012
 
Amused Slew wrote:
Have you heard of proof, because you're clearly a clueless putz ??? LMAOROTFu~!
The proof is in the educational achievement vs. peers and graduation rates. Are you going to "advice" me some more now?
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Dec 27, 2012
 
Be happy to hear sons ....
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Amused Slew wrote:
Be happy to hear sons ....
Retard,

If you need help with that Thorazine, I bet one of the "Boys in the White Suits" will help you fill the syringe.

We have to endure your Mental Illness as you type out the Revelations of the Dangerous Sociopath you are and the impact of the Genetic Mutations you got from the Unholy Union of your Momma and her Brother when they created you....the "Boys in the White Suits"" got to put up with you 24/7....Go ask them to "assist" you and watch um cry with joy at your decision to "Go to the Light!
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Dec 28, 2012
 
On to something wrote:
Rahm is on to something.
Maybe if he gives them ObamaPhones they won't complain about being fired.
It is entertaining when blacks discriminate against blacks. Is that even possible?
The teachers can't get Obamaphones, they already voted for Obama. One phone, one vote.
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Dec 28, 2012
 
One post, another lie.... LMAOROTFU~! Wonder why you lost the election and the wooden chair is smarter....
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Dec 29, 2012
 
The teacher's union claims it is discriminatory to close half empty underperforming schools. What is next? A discrimination suit because they don't hire minority teachers in a one to one ratio to minority students?
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Yeah, what's your next half truth ??? LMAOROTFU~!
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Amused Slew wrote:
Yeah, what's your next half truth ??? LMAOROTFU~!
That last statement is what is known as a hypothetical supposition. You might want to try an actual suppository to clean out your brain.
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Oh my, an insult from the moron guy ~! Use maxi-pads dearie, you're leaking.... Poor low info poster...

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