Analysis: Striking Chicago teachers take on national education reform

Sep 10, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

Chicago teachers walking picket lines on Monday, in a strike that has closed schools across the city, are taking on not just their combative mayor but a powerful education reform movement that is transforming public schools across the United States.

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Support the teachers! Oppose fake right-wing "reform" that's intended to destroy unions and public education.
Screw the Right!
Without Unions the quality of Teachers and the out comes would be infinitely superior to what our pitiful kids have now. We should all be ashamed to have allowed Unions to lower the standards in public education.
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Oh yeah! I see the big O riding into town on a white stallion to save the day! At least this part of the administration is transparent.
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you nailed it, 400k kids locked out of skool except for moochelles nutritious lunches, parents scrsambling for babysitters, 26,000 obese red shirted union hogs turning down 16% raises while making the highest teacher salaries in the nation. Just a political ploy by obamas ex chief of staff to gin up the politics so obama gets a poll bump when he comes flying in AF1 and publicly tells rham to give em what they want saving the day. emmanuel and obama you know cooked this up together. Stinks like last weeks socks.
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Support the teachers! Oppose fake right-wing "reform" that's intended to destroy unions and public education.
Screw the Right!
It is far more important to shield failing Teachers from the consequences every one else in America faces when they FAIL.

After all, Unions are not supposed to be for the common good. They are about forcing citizens to pay way way more for much much LESS.

Screw the kids support the Union.
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Sep 10, 2012
 
He gave us longer school days because he's sooooooo concerned about our education. When I met him, the first thing he asked was ' what are you studying in school?' my impression was that he really cares about our education... But no. He's risking our education because he wants to be difficult. If he really cared about our education, hed just pay them what they deserve and just let us get on with the teaching and learning process. His children aren't losing out on learning so he doesn't care... How selfish. He knows that if it was him being cheated out of being paid what he deserves, he wouldn't like it let alone do nothing about it. A strike was bound to happen because he didn't want to cooperate. But as I said before... Does he even care about our education? No.

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finger wrote:
Support the teachers! Oppose fake right-wing "reform" that's intended to destroy unions and public education.
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Oh my the little maggot muncher came out of the swamps again.........gator season over already boy.

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Rahm will give in.
Dems cannot afford to have national leader such as Rahm seen as union buster like Scott and Christi.
Look at the bright side........there were only 19 killed this last week end in Chicago........Obama sure is gaining in dead voters.
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Mindless, irrelevant, offtopic. A true right winger.
Forget a decent Public Education. Why would any one even bother to put their kids in Car Seats if they are going to vote for Union owned politicians like BHO and RE?
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CHECK SIX wrote:
Turn Down $400 Million Deal, 16% Pay Raise...
Have Highest Average Salary In Nation...
Average $76,000 per year before benefits...
SOME SCHOOLS OPEN -- BUT JUST TO SERVE FREE MEALS..
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400,000 STUDENTS UNLEASHED...
Cops Pour Onto Streets to Deal With 'Unsupervised Kids'..
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GODFATHER 'DISAPPOINTED,' VOWS TO END STRIKE...
Rahm's kids' school open; attend elite $25,000-a-year 'lab'...
Romney blasts...
NOT PRESENT: Obama no comment...
79% of Chicago 8th Graders 'Not Proficient in
Reading'...
However The MURDER RATE GETS AN "A"!...
LOONYVILLE.....CHICAGO..COMING TO YOUR TOWN!!
And this is after...they used Section 8 housing grants, to move much of the worst, outta the innercity and into the once-beautiful suburbs.....infecting their futures.....Teacher's unions have turned into monsters....
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Wait a GD,Minute is that a Teachers Salary for
a Years work?????? Democrats "For the People"
LOL...
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if welfare can pay $33,000 plus for doing nothing at all....THEY WHY THE HELL ARE YOU WORKING FOR LESS THAN $17, AN HOUR,teachers teach math,graduated,and work pay taxes..if you work the minimum should be $20 an hour.edu cated with skills double minimum .but of course a union would help...no union means NO HELP.you become a MIGRANT AMERICAN WORKER,waiting for someone to take your job and paying a living wage.. but dont hold your breathe..

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Send the teachers to the employment office, they have contributed it is time to let them find their way.
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unlike many, teachers and their union know the facts,dont want a swiss cheese income,or pension,or benefits... and like the politicians they serve ,dont want to be on the bottom rung.politicians and government workers get paid well,and so should they...after 40years of working, many end up with a gold plated watch and nothing else.. ..its called being used by politicians who reap YOUR REWARD.
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QUAGMIRE wrote:
unlike many, teachers and their union know the facts,dont want a swiss cheese income,or pension,or benefits... and like the politicians they serve ,dont want to be on the bottom rung.politicians and government workers get paid well,and so should they...after 40years of working, many end up with a gold plated watch and nothing else....its called being used by politicians who reap YOUR REWARD.
You have a point. Teachers Unions paid good money for the Democrat politicians and the politicians OWE them regardless of how terrible it is for America. No one still pretends that the Democratic Party is pro America or pro family. If voters are stupid enough to elect what pass for Democrats these days they deserve to get screwed by the Unions.

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finger wrote:
Support the teachers! Oppose fake right-wing "reform" that's intended to destroy unions and public education.
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Attention middle finger yourself!!! Pee on you, pee on marxist unions and pee on teachers in the damn streets...GFY.
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xnutmegger wrote:
Rahm will give in.
Dems cannot afford to have national leader such as Rahm seen as union buster like Scott and Christi.
Democrats should always stand by the unions, who stand by them in turn. Defend working Americans against elitist reTHUGlican anti-worker behavior!
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Democrats should always stand by the unions, who stand by them in turn. Defend working Americans against elitist reTHUGlican anti-worker behavior!
Pay up Suckers is the new motto of the Obama brand of Democrat. Expecting less and paying more to unions is Very Obama.
DMV style health care and failing public schools while over paying unions are plenty good enough for increasingly pitiful american families in Obama Nation.

Ps...Obama couldn't meet to discuss the huge Iran problem with the leader of Israel because he has a Gig on Letterman that day. Typical. Tragic, but Typical Obama.
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finger wrote:
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Democrats should always stand by the unions, who stand by them in turn. Defend working Americans against elitist reTHUGlican anti-worker behavior!
Screw that...These unions have become way too powerful and have not served the people of the school district or the pupils, in the best possible manner.....Protecting bad teachers, should be a crime.....

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