Analysis: Striking Chicago teachers take on national education reform

There are 50 comments on the Reuters story from Sep 10, 2012, titled Analysis: Striking Chicago teachers take on national education reform. In it, Reuters reports that:

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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Since: Nov 08

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#1 Sep 10, 2012
Now that I know that the democrats are against Israel, I am for Israel.
Now that I know they hate people who worship God, I am going to church.
I saw the platform vote at the democrat convention. I know what they are.
Should teachers who support the democratic ideology be allowed to teach?
xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Sep 10, 2012
Good , I'm glad this is being fought out in the capitol of the Dem Kumbaya Nation.

“Progressive liberal politic”

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#3 Sep 10, 2012
Education need be freedom, voluntary, and independent from State.
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#5 Sep 10, 2012
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!!
Dane T

AOL

#6 Sep 10, 2012
Give in to the Union. Teachers say they don't want to be held to any standards whatsoever. It's only the childrens' futures so who cares. It's plenty good enough to Chicago. Chicago is Obama land.

“Proud To Be An American”

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#7 Sep 10, 2012
Greece.

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#8 Sep 10, 2012
The WH can smell the blood, it sees a score if this war is won.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Sep 10, 2012
RayOne wrote:
The WH can smell the blood, it sees a score if this war is won.
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.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#10 Sep 10, 2012
Ballybunion wrote:
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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.
yep,

MAMA'S, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Liberals......

FBI Arrests Trenton Mayor, Others in Corruption Probe
Details of the charges are expected to be released later Monday

Another liberal thug in the culture of coruption.

“Proud To Be An American”

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#13 Sep 10, 2012
When the lord marshal b. h. obama spoke at the DNC the crowd was in a trance...They acted no different than the heathens who worshipped Thulsa Doom in the '82 Conan the Barbarian movie...pathetic.
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#15 Sep 10, 2012
If Emanuel needs any advice I know who will be happy to help.
Ralph

Saranac, MI

#16 Sep 10, 2012
12 plus million people left the work force for lack of jobs. Record number of people receiving food stamps. Real unemployment numbers around 13% and the teachers want a 16% raise. Screw them and their union. They can go on food stamps and Social security like so many other middle class Americans have.

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#17 Sep 10, 2012
Private education and Home Schools do a better job at a better price.
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#18 Sep 10, 2012
I'd love to hear more about the 'transformative' movement in the schools because as far as I can tell stidents are much less literate and educated today. When I went to public school in the 50's it was still possible to get a world class education! There were more students per teacher back then thanks to the post war baby boom.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Sep 10, 2012
Ralph wrote:
12 plus million people left the work force for lack of jobs. Record number of people receiving food stamps. Real unemployment numbers around 13% and the teachers want a 16% raise. Screw them and their union. They can go on food stamps and Social security like so many other middle class Americans have.
No Ralph, they TURNED DOWN the 16% raise, it wasn't enough and they don't want any accountability for their job and they don't want to pay into their own pensions and benefits packages, sound familiar? The Extreme Teachers Union OWNS the DNC and the DNC better pay attention, or else. Watch Rham cave and raise taxes, that's what the libs. do.
TedsLiver

Oakland, CA

#20 Sep 10, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
I'd love to hear more about the 'transformative' movement in the schools because as far as I can tell stidents are much less literate and educated today. When I went to public school in the 50's it was still possible to get a world class education! There were more students per teacher back then thanks to the post war baby boom.
. I guess your world class education did not teach you how to spell student.
finger

Johns Island, SC

#21 Sep 10, 2012
Support the teachers! Oppose fake right-wing "reform" that's intended to destroy unions and public education.

Screw the Right!
finger

Johns Island, SC

#22 Sep 10, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Now that I know that the democrats are against Israel, I am for Israel.
Now that I know they hate people who worship God, I am going to church.
I saw the platform vote at the democrat convention. I know what they are.
Should teachers who support the democratic ideology be allowed to teach?
A perfect illustration of the idiocy of reactionary politics. If the dems told you never, ever jump off a pier, you'd do it - and make the world a better place by drowning.
finger

Johns Island, SC

#23 Sep 10, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>yep,
MAMA'S, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Liberals......
FBI Arrests Trenton Mayor, Others in Corruption Probe
Details of the charges are expected to be released later Monday
Another liberal thug in the culture of coruption.
'

Mindless, irrelevant, offtopic. A true right winger.
xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#24 Sep 10, 2012
Rahm will give in.

Dems cannot afford to have national leader such as Rahm seen as union buster like Scott and Christi.

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