Chicago braces for first teacher stri...

Chicago braces for first teacher strike in a generation

There are 30 comments on the Reuters story from Sep 7, 2012, titled Chicago braces for first teacher strike in a generation. In it, Reuters reports that:

A bitter dispute between unionized public school teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has residents of the third-largest U.S. city bracing for a possible teachers' strike on Monday in a showdown over education reform that has national implications.

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Clint Eastwood

Richmond, VA

#1 Sep 7, 2012
Obama's right hand man Rahm emanuel is really screwing Chicago over just like Obama is our country.
It's time for a change.

Nobama.

Romney/Ryan 2012!
Osama Obama

Greencastle, PA

#3 Sep 7, 2012
I still say he looks like a chicken.

Since: Feb 11

Reality

#4 Sep 7, 2012
I agree that Rahm isn't fit to be mayor. He is a liar and a bully.

I fully support the teachers
see the light

United States

#5 Sep 7, 2012
Democrats have ruined Ca, now Chicago. Whos next?

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#7 Sep 7, 2012
Obama syndrome hits Chicago.
Nothing makes Obama smile like our country going under. Except when he wants something from white people. Then he smiles too. He says it's a gift.
These teachers really are stupid to trust democrats.
No wonder our kids are 25th in math and science.
Everything is going according to Obama's master plan for the destruction of the United States.
His father would be proud. Dreams from His Father are becoming reality in Obama's sick, twisted mind.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#8 Sep 7, 2012
Rahm follows Obama, still.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#10 Sep 7, 2012
democRats vs democRat...excellent.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#11 Sep 7, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Obama syndrome hits Chicago.
Nothing makes Obama smile like our country going under. Except when he wants something from white people. Then he smiles too. He says it's a gift.
These teachers really are stupid to trust democrats.
No wonder our kids are 25th in math and science.
Everything is going according to Obama's master plan for the destruction of the United States.
His father would be proud. Dreams from His Father are becoming reality in Obama's sick, twisted mind.
We need to wage a broad ideological war against Leftists at all levels of society. It will be ugly and unpleasant, drawn out and full of surprises and reversals. But in the end we have a much stronger case to make, and one that can still resonate with the majority of Americans. Romney’s election will be only one more step in this struggle, but if we don’t harness at least as much commitment to our goal to roll back government encroachment on individual freedom as leftists do, we will lose in the long run. The battle against the media will be perhaps the single most crucial front in the war (though it goes hand in glove with the battle against leftist academia, some of the big leftist unions, rogue government bureaucracies, the leftist think-tanks, UN globalists, and ultimately, the shadowy financiers who are bankrolling and directing this attempted coup). We need to simultaneously appeal to the conservatives in their ranks to help us however they can, and isolate and destroy the leftists, starting with the easiest targets first. We can only apply pressure on the entire apparatus, watch for openings, and strike with full force when they occur. We can build some momentum in this way, but the opening salvos will be crucial. So we will have to make use of the levers of power to maximum effect while we have them; because we will not get a second chance. The good news as that Leftists have a fatal weakness that they are %100 blind to, and will never be able to perceive. They are not psychologically tuned to it, which is why they are Leftists in the first place…

Its serious people,Romney 2012 Or Else?????
Pull My Finger

West Sayville, NY

#12 Sep 8, 2012
Osama Obama wrote:
I still say he looks like a chicken.
That's what happens to a rooster sucker like him.
Pull My Finger

West Sayville, NY

#13 Sep 8, 2012
Education in Chicago is oxymoronic. Prisons have a higher standard of education and are a lot safer.
Bluntforce

Cleveland, OH

#14 Sep 8, 2012
So Rahm the homo leftist is having his "peeps" turn against him? Look for the little poofter to employ the National Guard against those union brain washer's if the situation gets sticky.

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#17 Sep 8, 2012
But, but, Chicago and in fact the entire state is democrat liberal Utopia isn't it? Unions run everything that the government doesn't so why is there all of this angst and unhappiness? Why is downtown Afganistan safer than Chicago. Could it possibly be that liberalism isn't all that it is cracked up to be?
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#20 Sep 8, 2012
sailorman2 wrote:
But, but, Chicago and in fact the entire state is democrat liberal Utopia isn't it? Unions run everything that the government doesn't so why is there all of this angst and unhappiness? Why is downtown Afganistan safer than Chicago. Could it possibly be that liberalism isn't all that it is cracked up to be?
Thats why its a Fkg Mess,100 Years of Libs,Dems!!!
Gravediggers

United States

#21 Sep 8, 2012
It's the union thugs, not the majority of teachers who want to strike.

Hell with the children, it's money, money, money.

Chicago has FAILING UNSAFE SCHOOLS and the UNION wants more, more, more!

It's NOT about the CHILDREN, it's about the UNION!

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#22 Sep 8, 2012
Poor Rham, trying to do what all the REPUBLICAN governors and mayors are doing and running into the power of the unions. As a Dem. he's fighting an uphill battle. For once a Dem. is trying to buck the very powerful Teachers Union and the union is as usual trying to stop teacher accountability, more teaching time and more control by the administrator on who gets hired and fired. These are minor little things that most Republican governors and mayors have already addressed and taken care of. As usual though, the union, which has bought and paid for the Dem. party is letting the party know just who is in charge and it sure isn't Rham. The unions call the shots or no more money, no more get out the vote and no more making sure that granny votes at least 2 times, God Rest Her Soul. This is what happens when you sell your soul to the devil [unions], you are forever blocked from any reform of them.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#23 Sep 8, 2012
LOL!!! Mayor Rahmbo still has 48 hours to solve the problem. Plenty of time for him to get the dispute settled.

And he'll still have time to raise another $100 million for Obama For America...

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#24 Sep 8, 2012
To Know Obama is the Fear and Hate Obama.
2016. The movie Obama doesn't want you to see.
Go Ahead. Learn something from this blockbuster hit.

After the communists have used up the unions like a tube of toothpaste, they throw them away.
It's all in the communist manifesto.
Frank Marshall Davis CPUSA #47544 could have told you that.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#26 Sep 8, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
To Know Obama is the Fear and Hate Obama.
2016. The movie Obama doesn't want you to see.
Go Ahead. Learn something from this blockbuster hit.
After the communists have used up the unions like a tube of toothpaste, they throw them away.
It's all in the communist manifesto.
Frank Marshall Davis CPUSA #47544 could have told you that.
8Man,Wonder if there is some connection here,or is it a odd
coincidence? Danny Davis Congressman,Self Confessed Proud
member of the CPUSA,For decades.Was the person who used his
CPUSAS,Influence,to get Oblamer elected to the Senate?????
He formed the "New Party" which was found to be operating
Illegally,folded it,And it ran to NYC,Reopening as the
"Working Peoples Party,Which supported "Acorn"? Love those
Red Army Names?????? Vomit!!
Seth Adams

AOL

#27 Sep 8, 2012
Pull My Finger wrote:
Education in Chicago is oxymoronic. Prisons have a higher standard of education and are a lot safer.
Teachers should demand MORE. After all, Illinois is only leaving their KIDS the THIRD highest State DEBT in America.

The Left wing Lunatic Blue States of Calif and NY are leaving their KIDS far more bone crushing DEBT as their legacy of dishonor and disgrace.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#28 Sep 8, 2012
Anyone see how well the students in the Chicago school district do? or look at the drop out rate?
High school test scores fall to a new low
Statewide test results dismal for 11th-graders
October 20, 2011|By Diane Rado and Tara Malone, Tribune report
About half of Illinois public high school students flunked state exams in reading, math and science this year, the worst performance in the history of the 11th-grade Prairie State Achievement Examination, statewide test results show.
and from chicago WTTV
Nearly 40 percent of Chicago Public School students drop out. Why are they dropping out and what can be done to get them back on track to graduate? Elizabeth Brackett looks at two programs with some answers. Then, we talk with Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard about the dropout epidemic and how CPS is working to change it on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.

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