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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Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#29 Sep 8, 2012
DENG wrote:
SEE NOW, REAL WAGES IN CHINA HAVE TRIPLED IN 10 YEARS AND THE REAL WAGE BUYING POWER OF THE U.S. WORKING CITIZEN NOW IS HOVERING AROUND THE SAME AS IN 1955.
All the way up to $13 a day? No wonder the Chinese are allowed only one child.
Seth Adams

AOL

#32 Sep 8, 2012
californio wrote:
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.
It's not the Teachers Unions job to worry about the children. It's the parents who knowingly elect the union owned politicians who voted to screw their own. IL isn't like WI....Illinois doesn't put it's children first....or even second.
radiofreeamerica

Holiday, FL

#37 Sep 8, 2012
Democrat politicians in Chicago will now get a taste of the medicine that they supported in WI.They asked for it (by supporting the unions in WI.) and now they get it.LOL!Lets see if the liberal news media wants to make Emanuel look bad during this like they wanted to with Walker.
BIG ED SHULTZ

London, KY

#39 Sep 8, 2012
radiofreeamerica wrote:
Democrat politicians in Chicago will now get a taste of the medicine that they supported in WI.They asked for it (by supporting the unions in WI.) and now they get it.LOL!Lets see if the liberal news media wants to make Emanuel look bad during this like they wanted to with Walker.
i say have a recall election.

Since: Nov 08

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#40 Sep 9, 2012
PooPoo Platter wrote:
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...
I wouldn't' let my kids near a God Hating, Jew Hating democrat.
I don't think members of the democrat party should be allowed to teach in our schools after their demonstration of hate for God and Jews at their convention. STAY AWAY FROM OUR KIDS YOU FU@KING MONSTERS..

Since: Nov 08

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#41 Sep 9, 2012
Rahm Emmanuel isn't a real Jew or he wouldn't be a democrat. Ain't that something. His parents, Benjamin and Marsha must be reeling from the God hating, Jew hating platform of the democrat party. He's a big hypocrite. I'm sure Marsha is very ashamed of her Godless-Jew hating son's affiliations..
radiofreeamerica

Holiday, FL

#42 Sep 9, 2012
BIG ED SHULTZ wrote:
<quoted text>i say have a recall election.
There you go!

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#43 Sep 9, 2012
PooPoo Platter wrote:
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...
Yep, I heard he ordered 100 thousand dead fish........some for those that won't get in line, and the rest to turn into fertilizer for the next Obama speech.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#44 Sep 9, 2012
Seth Adams wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not the Teachers Unions job to worry about the children. It's the parents who knowingly elect the union owned politicians who voted to screw their own. IL isn't like WI....Illinois doesn't put it's children first....or even second.
nailed it. They have nobody to blame but them selves......same as all America that continues to vote in the congress that created this mess.
Bob Lewis

AOL

#45 Sep 9, 2012
DENG wrote:
IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH PRODUCTIVITY AND THE RATIO OF PRICE TO WAGES; CHINA THE PRICE-WAGE RATIO IS GETTING SMALLER AND IN THE USA IT'S THE OPPOSITE; PRICES THERE ARE RISING FASTER THAN WAGES.
DENG wrote:
SEE NOW, REAL WAGES IN CHINA HAVE TRIPLED IN 10 YEARS AND THE REAL WAGE BUYING POWER OF THE U.S. WORKING CITIZEN NOW IS HOVERING AROUND THE SAME AS IN 1955.
All the way up to $13 a day? No wonder the Chinese are allowed only one child. <quoted text>
Productivity???? HA HA HA HA........Unions KILL Productivity because once you join the Union your check comes every week whether you accomplish anything or not.

Unions give cover to terrible workers/teachers who couldn't hold down a job at a car wash in the Real World.

Public Employee unions are extortion rings and the politicians they buy force the tax payers to be their victims.

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