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Old 09-10-2012, 08:23 AM   Topic Starter
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Chicago Bled Dry by Striking Teachers’ Unions

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The smartest parents in Chicago right now are those whose kids attend charter schools, private schools, or parochial schools. Those institutions don’t employ Chicago’s unionized public-school teachers, who went out on strike this morning for the first time in 25 years.

The coverage of the strike has obscured some basic facts. The money has continued to pour into Chicago’s failing public schools in recent years. Chicago teachers have the highest average salary of any city at $76,000 a year before benefits. The average family in the city only earns $47,000 a year. Yet the teachers rejected a 16 percent salary increase over four years at a time when most families are not getting any raises or are looking for work.

The city is being bled dry by the exorbitant benefits packages negotiated by previous elected officials. Teachers pay only 3 percent of their health-care costs and out of every new dollar set aside for public education in Illinois in the last five years, a full 71 cents has gone to teacher retirement costs.

But beyond the dollars, the fact is that Chicago schools need a fundamental shakeup — which of course the union is resisting. It is calling for changes in the teacher-evaluation system it just negotiated by making student performance less important.

Small wonder. Just 15 percent of fourth graders are proficient in reading and only 56 percent of students who enter their freshman year of high school wind up graduating.

The showdown in Chicago will be a test of just how much clout the public-employee unions wield at a time when the budget pressures they’ve created threaten to break the budgets of America’s major cities.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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Not exactly the best source to track news down in.

Especially when you pluck it from Drudge.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:47 AM   #3
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Not exactly the best source to track news down in.

Especially when you pluck it from Drudge.
Is CNN more to your fancy?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/10/us/ill...html?hpt=hp_t1

The union said the two sides are close on compensation after school officials had offered a deal that would increase salaries 16% over four years. The average teacher salary in Chicago was $74,839 for the 2011-2012 school year, according to the district.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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Is CNN more to your fancy?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/10/us/ill...html?hpt=hp_t1

The union said the two sides are close on compensation after school officials had offered a deal that would increase salaries 16% over four years. The average teacher salary in Chicago was $74,839 for the 2011-2012 school year, according to the district.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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Is CNN more to your fancy?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/10/us/ill...html?hpt=hp_t1

The union said the two sides are close on compensation after school officials had offered a deal that would increase salaries 16% over four years. The average teacher salary in Chicago was $74,839 for the 2011-2012 school year, according to the district.



William Shatner!!! That is a ton of money.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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William Shatner!!! That is a ton of money.
Especially considering there is a three month vacation built into that.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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What a shocker

Dems have all the answers don't they, for all these ailing Metro cities across America??? Promise,spend,promise,spend,promise,spend,promise, WHOOPS ! "Hey were out of $$"!!!! "Those damn evil rich Repubs!!! It's all their FAULT !!!

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:44 AM   #8
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Drudge made up the Illinois debt problem. Actually Illinois is running a surplus and is doing great
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:28 PM   #9
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Drudge made up the Illinois debt problem. Actually Illinois is running a surplus and is doing great
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:47 AM   #10
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Wow.....if true that's way upside-down
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:50 AM   #11
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Every time there's a union strike, I can't help but think of this Simpsons episode. All hail the Interwebs:

[Mr. Burns is reminiscing about his grandfather's old Atom Smashing Plant]

Burns' Grandfather: Come on, men! Smash those atoms! You there, turn out your pockets.

[Two goons seize a waifish worker and turn out his pockets]

Burns' Grandfather: Aha - atoms! One, two, three, four... SIX of them! Take him away!

Waif: You can't treat the working man this way! One of these days we'll form a union, and get the fair and equitable treatment we deserve! Then we'll go too far, and become corrupt and shiftless, and the Japanese will eat us alive!

Burns' Grandfather: The Japanese? Those sandal-wearing goldfish tenders? Ha ha! Bosh! Flimshaw!

Mr. Burns: Oh, if only we'd listened to that young man, instead of walling him up in the abandoned coke oven.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:47 AM   #12
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Gee, i always thought teachers were underpaid....apparently not (at least in Chicago anyway).
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:21 PM   #13
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Gee, i always thought teachers were underpaid....apparently not (at least in Chicago anyway).
They are. But not in Chicago. Those teachers can DIAAFORIN.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #14
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44% of your output is a failure and you deserve more than 16% over 4 years?

The liberal mentality is just amazing. And getting worse.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #15
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44% of your output is a failure and you deserve more than 16% over 4 years?

The liberal mentality is just amazing. And getting worse.
Teachers should not be measured. The quality of learning in a classroom is no measure of the teachers output. You just hate teachers.
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