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Old 09-10-2012, 08:23 AM  
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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, 07:49 PM   #16
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oh thats bullshit

Im just trying to fit in. I cant defend what I said at all. But the general consensus seems to be that measurement of teachers on any basis of accomplishment of the student is just wrong. Teachers are only responsible for presenting the information not for any internalization or learning of the student. And they need time for meetings and time to do stuff.

Its like having salesmen who are not responsible for sales as long as they go to meetings and do a pitch. Its the dumbass customers fault they dont sell shit, not the salesman. They should get raises and job security cause they showed up sometimes.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:05 PM   #17
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These one who sucks the peniss staged a big rally right in the middle of the Loop at rush hour today. Complete and total gridlock everywhere as a result. I wish I'd had a ****ing Abrams to drive down LaSalle Street.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #18
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:33 AM   #19
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The ****ers were at it again this morning - this time a bunch of them gathered on a overpass over the Eisenhower expressway. Of course, any time anything out of the ordinary happens on a freeway, people slow down to look at it, so once again snarled traffic and an added hour of commuting time was the result. And the majority of these people are driving in FROM THE SUBURBS, and have absolutely nothing to do with the strike whatsoever.

And of course, the liberal asshat media thinks it's cute. They report the event, immediately mention random cars honking in solidarity (and apparently ignore those with drivers flipping the bird) and fail to mention how these selfish ****s are making thousands of people late for work just to get on TV.

But if the NRA was doing it, well, they'd be hooligans hellbent on paralyzing the city!
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #20
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #21
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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, 02:02 PM   #22
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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 09-11-2012, 02:11 PM   #23
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They have upped the demand according to radio news. 16% is too low. Id fire em all and start with rehires, new set contract and bring in replacements.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #24
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That's great, except I think the skin color is a bit off.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:33 PM   #25
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They have upped the demand according to radio news. 16% is too low. Id fire em all and start with rehires, new set contract and bring in replacements.
Seems to be working well for Refs, haha.

Seriously though, im sure there are thousands of unemployed school teachers across the country that wouldn't mind packing up and moving to Chicago.

16% Raise.....pfffff.....Who the **** gets a 16% raise for doing a shit job in this economy? GTFO.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:34 PM   #26
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That's great, except I think the skin color is a bit off.


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Old 09-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #27
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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.
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And they're gearing up for ANOTHER protest march, downtown, right at the height of rush hour.

WOO HOO **** WITH EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 09-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #29
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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.
OK, what makes this a liberal issue?
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #30
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OK, what makes this a liberal issue?
Good question! Unions donate huge to the rep....err....wait~
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