Rahm Emanuel vs. teachers union? Chicago ranks towards the bottom in the country in nearly every country. Drop out rate is horrible, grades and scoring are horrible, geography is horrible, literacy rate is horrible, student to teacher ratios are horrible, in every category across the board you can come to only ONE conclusion: The schools, politicians, TEACHERS and CORRUPT UNIONS are FAILING our children in Chicago. They aren't under paid by any means. First, they make on average $73K (vs the private sector of $53K). Second, they get their entire health insurance paid for. Third, they get one of the largest pensions in the country (without having to contribute to SS). Lastly, they get summers off, where they can teach in summer school or tutoring picking up another $25K-$30K! Yet these non-underpaid corrupt assholes are DEMANDING 30% increases and reject longer school days (which the longer school days are in line with the rest of the country)!!! Who they fuck do they think they are? It would be like the captain of the Titanic asking for a huge raise after he hit the ice berge. Chicago wonders why so many people are not only fleeing the state, but Chicago itself!