Why do WORKING Americans hate the public sector teachers unions? Why are Americans losing sympathy for teachers in general. This is a clear cut case WHY! First, Chicago has one of the SHORTEST school days of any city in America! Second, it would be one story if the Chicago schools ranked high, but they are ranked at the bottom in nearly every category nationwide. They're a FAILURE! Third, these teachers make it like they are being asked to work 50 hours a week! GIVE ME A F'ING break! What 8-3, with weekend, EVERY HOLIDAY, winter, spring and SUMMER break off! So asking them to work from 8-4:30! OMG what facist! Oh they grade papers and take work home! Word to the LAZY, I take home work regularly and so do much private sector professionals. They make average $52K, get free healthcare, a highway robbery pension plan, yearly raises, communist style tenure, SUMMERS OFF!!! Teaching is not a bad gig nowadays! But now these self-righteous S.O.B's can't accept a 2% increase for working a FULL DAY! PLEASE, they should be forced to work a full day and not no increase. If they complain, fire them!