Chicago teachers to consider offer, ending strike

There are 5 comments on the WTOP-FM Washington story from Sep 18, 2012, titled Chicago teachers to consider offer, ending strike. In it, WTOP-FM Washington reports that:

Teachers across the nation's third-largest city will be poring over the details of a contract settlement Tuesday as the clock ticks down to an afternoon meeting in which they are expected to vote whether to end a seven-day strike that has kept 350,000 students out of class.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 Sep 18, 2012
Dear Chicago tax payers.

FCK YOU. The thought that someone would even consider evaluating a teacher for anything is crazy talk. And while we're are it, give us another 16% raise, our current average of $60/hr plus full benefits is chicken shit. We intend to be the highest paid, lowest performing school system in the country and there is not one fcking thing you can do about it.

Sincerely,

The teachers union.

ps - we only did this for the poor children.
Gravediggers

United States

#2 Sep 18, 2012
It's money before children

Karen Lewis, Union leader:


If you are headed to Chicago to live, plan on putting your child, children in a non public school. Over 40% of the teachers in Chicago have THEIR children in schools that are NOT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Even the MAyor, Rahm Emanuel and President Obama did not place their children in the nearby public school...they went or currently go to charter schools.

Elect candidates who favor school CHOICE for parents!

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#3 Sep 18, 2012
RustyS wrote:
Dear Chicago tax payers.
FCK YOU. The thought that someone would even consider evaluating a teacher for anything is crazy talk. And while we're are it, give us another 16% raise, our current average of $60/hr plus full benefits is chicken shit. We intend to be the highest paid, lowest performing school system in the country and there is not one fcking thing you can do about it.
Sincerely,
The teachers union.
ps - we only did this for the poor children.
Jealous because you can't get similar treatment on YOUR job, Rusty? Upset because striking convenience store clerks don't get the same attention as striking teachers?

Tax payers don't mind paying the mayor's upscale lifestyle, do they? They don't mind paying a hefty sum for the rest of the government staff of do-nothings. How come they only bitch when it comes to teachers, police officers and fire fighters? The people who actually WORK for a living instead of sitting in a fancy office twirling a pencil?

Teachers are professionals who deserve a decent salary for their years of overpriced college education. They deserve a decent salary for babysitting rooms filled with unruly little brats (rich AND poor) and trying to get enough information into their heads that they MIGHT, just might, be able to get a job...if they are ever any left.

I do believe teachers get too much time off, but hey, I'm not jealous. I could have become a teacher and had my summers off; however, I know I couldn't do their job. I'd smack some smartass kid in the mouth and get fired.

Stop being jealous of what other Americans get. If you want to be jealous, be envious of the 3 billion dollars a year going to Israel or the 5 billion to Egypt and on and on. All paid for courtesy of the American tax payer. Just imagine how much education could be improved with that kind of money.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington Station, NY

#4 Sep 18, 2012
Liberal politicians should have to send their kids to these sh 1tholes.

Emmanuel sends his kids to a grammar school that costs more than most colleges.

He did earn all those millions on wall st. after all.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#6 Sep 18, 2012
CEO - I thought it was acceptable to hate all rich people, not just the non-union ones. Sorry.

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