How Rahm Emanuel handled the Chicago ...

How Rahm Emanuel handled the Chicago teachers strike

There are 6 comments on the The Washington Post story from Sep 19, 2012, titled How Rahm Emanuel handled the Chicago teachers strike. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Students in Chicago returned to school Wednesday morning following a seven-day strike by their teachers in the city's public schools.

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Roger Edgar


#1 Sep 19, 2012
Rahm did great. Next time pre plan CAVING into the Union demands a couple of days earlier to make it a little easier on the poor pitiful parents. But, other than that, they widely overpaid unions got a bigger raise than most any body gets who works in the private sector and any attempt to improve the accountibility fo the "teachers' is pushed down the road for years.

The Union must be pleased so they will keep the money flowing to City Hall.
Roger Edgar


#3 Sep 19, 2012
Khuan wrote:
The strike settlement showed that the fat teacher's union leader was correct in using those union dues that could have been used to set up a teachers strike fund instead to donate to various democratic politicians campaigns who could be counted on for some teacher's union favoritism payback come collective bargaining time. The dumbed down electorate that votes these corrupt democratic politicians into office are just as corrupt as the demcratic politicians.
You have to understand Chicago. They are so buried in pension debt already that they know their best days are behind them. Wisconsin could still save something for their kids. That ship sailed in Chicago and the kids will only inherit bone crushing debt as the parents/citizens/politicians legacy or dishonor and disgrace.

Long Beach, CA

#5 Sep 19, 2012
Those teachers salaries are humongous plus benies and pensions. Yikes. How can the City pay so much more than most every where else in America can afford? Is the union sure that the city can really afford it? If is sounds to good to be true yada yada yada.

Spokane, WA

#6 Sep 19, 2012
Now, we are soon getting my brother-in-law out of Chicago too. His trucking business is mobile and his drivers can live anywhere. Enough CHI taxes and nuttiness.



United States

#7 Sep 19, 2012
You people need to grow up its not about the money.its about kids education.and its about change why as black people we cant stand together and try to change things i am a single mother working everday to do what r for ny girls showing them.that y can be what y want.

United States

#8 Sep 19, 2012
Iys about change.and with out that we have nothing.

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