Analysis: Striking Chicago teachers take on national education reform

Sep 10, 2012 Full story: Reuters 50

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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Dan Salazar

Long Beach, CA

#47 Sep 12, 2012
California is suffering the same disasterous out comes. Once top rated Public schools are now rated an abysmal 47th in the Nation.

Just like in ChicagoLand, when Voters are stupid enough to ignore the Union Warning Label on bought and paid for Union Owned Politicians tragic out comes always follow.
another view

West Mifflin, PA

#48 Sep 12, 2012
for the most part ITS NOT THE TEACHERS or the school crossing guards,or the books, or the old school building,its THE BROKEN FAMILIES AND THEIR BRATS, its money for nothing and your chicks are free,the politicians try to blame everyone . the facts are some are illerate all their life,and the jails,news,and most wanted list tells the tale.be real.today in pittsburgh they arrested 20 drug sellers, near a government housing project and their picture tells all...when some one quits school the first thing that should be done is "FINGERPRINTING ,DNA AND MUG SHOT...its been the same story for decades,paying for a HARVARD EDUCATION,to get them to 2nd grade .and the slogans out of washington ,.NEVER END...a child is, none left, a mind is a,it takes a ,now the politicians want to blame the teachers and their union.....that they created decades ago.
john

West Mifflin, PA

#50 Sep 13, 2012
politicians blew 16 trillion ,wasted it,they make good money, good benefits,,so they FLUNK..trying to blame teachers for education, is like blaming governor christie for camden and trenton and newark...the problems were there decades ago..the news hasant changed for decades ..
Bob Lewis

AOL

#51 Sep 13, 2012
john wrote:
politicians blew 16 trillion ,wasted it,they make good money, good benefits,,so they FLUNK..trying to blame teachers for education, is like blaming governor christie for camden and trenton and newark...the problems were there decades ago..the news hasant changed for decades ..
Pay Up Suckers. America is only Obama Nation now. Expect each tomorrow to be far worse than yesterday. We voted to be less than.
timaka

West Mifflin, PA

#52 Sep 13, 2012
many prescription drugs , like vioxx only cover up the real problems,fixing nothing,.....like many government solutions that ,have done nothing ,but cover over the real problems, but created more side effects .ive drawn the conclusion is ,we have a "vioxx government". that fixes nothing,creates more turmoil, side effects,and in the end kills of the patient ,and feeds on its own stupidity...its been a no win for most since LBJ.

Since: Nov 08

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#54 Sep 13, 2012
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!
swamp boy spouts his blather again. hows your mother sister swamp boy.
alan

Maringouin, LA

#55 Sep 13, 2012
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!
try sticking that finger up your ass and then pull it out!now you know what a liberal like you is made of!whats on your finger is what the teachers union is made of!get a life demodummy and dont forget to suck on that finger!!

Since: Feb 07

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#57 Sep 14, 2012
Parents should investigate home schools and the locally elected need to reassign education funding away from union grandstanding.
timaka

West Mifflin, PA

#58 Sep 14, 2012
it was not the teachers who proposed busing ,decades ago.the politicians did. today we have more kinds of schools,cyber, charter, magnet,public, church, home and who knows what else.. .so the politics and politicians tried to hide one problem and created many more,while using the public schools as a sacrificial lamb.... DITTO... healthcare, home mortgages, banking,TAXES,pensions,public housing,the welfare state,..and everything un their road..
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#59 Sep 14, 2012
Let's kill Section 8 housing vouchers and get back to neighborhood schools.....busing was social engineering, and that rarely works out well....

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