First they are lying, they are not striking for better schools they are striking for more benefits. increase in pay, and making it harder to terminate bad teachers. Second, according to a US Dept of Education report, 79% of Chicago 8th graders are not proficient in reading, which basically means that these teacher suck at their job. The union promises their member votes and Dems kiss their ass. The children's education is their last consideration.
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The average pay of a Chicago public schools teacher is over $70,000. That's not poor compensation by any standard. Their demands are a 16% increase at a time incomes are declining, and permanent job security. Insane.
Not at all true, adjusted median rate of pay with benefit comparison shows that Chicago teachers are being paid just over 50 000 (they get very little pension compensation or insurance compensation) and they are now being asked to do longer days.
I delete any answer that makes attacks. I don't care what you write or that you disagree with me. You've been warned.
Yet your whole question is an attack on the teachers and the Dem's? Believe me I'm not a Dem. at all.
you contradict yourself. Your question is an attack on teachers and the educational system as seen through the eyes of an outsider passing judgments unfairly. Exactly what are you warning me about?
Learn to know the difference between a criticism and an attack. When union members strike it's to improve their situation not anything else. A 79% low proficiency rating for Chicago youngsters shows their ineffectiveness.
What a load of crap. Nobody forced them to be teachers and they can leave. Teachers should be assessed for effectiveness just like any other job. If they do a crappy job then they are hurting the futures of children. Kick out the bad teachers.
Better still : why don't you line them up againt a wall and shoot them. Teachers do not determine the policies, the schoolboard does. True, some are better than others, but this is true for any segment of society
Again, another load of crap. Teachers are not above criticism. You putting them up on a pedestal doesn't help anybody.