Chicago teacher's union wants a 30% pay raise

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    Anybody wanna defend this?
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    " It takes a lot of nerve to ask for a 30 percent pay raise. You’d better be sure you had a banner year. Yet in Chicago, where just 15 percent of fourth graders are proficient in reading (and just 56 percent of students graduate), the teachers union is set to strike if the district does not agree to a 30 percent increase in teachers’ salaries.

    The average teacher in Chicago Public Schools—a district facing a $700 million deficit—makes $71,000 per year before benefits are included. If the district meets union demands and rewards teachers with the requested salary increase, education employees will receive compensation north of $92,000 per year.

    According to the Illinois Policy Institute, the average annual income of a family in Chicago is $47,000 per year. If implemented, the 30 percent raise will mean that in nine months, a single teacher in the Chicago Public School system will take home nearly double what the average family in the city earns in a year.

    According to the union, 91 percent of its members voted for the ability to strike. That vote gives the union the ability to walk out of public school classrooms as children return to school this fall.

    The union argues that Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) wants to extend the school day, and that the requested salary increase would compensate them for extending the school day from 5.5 hours—among the nation’s shortest school days—to 7.5 hours. Chicago Public Schools states that under the extended school day:

    On average teachers will provide 5.5 hours of instruction (an increase of 54 minutes), receive a 45-minute duty-free lunch and 60-minute prep period and supervise the passing period. They will also be required to be on-site for 10 minutes before and after school.
    While the union bemoans the longer school day and is demanding a hefty pay raise as a result, taxpayers will be left holding the bill for a 30 percent salary increase and wondering whether $92,000 is appropriate compensation for public school employees. "


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    $92,000/yr for '15 percent of fourth graders are proficient in reading (and just 56 percent of students graduate)'?

    Are they out of their fucking minds?

    Do what Regan did to the air traffic controllers... fire them all and hire new.
     
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    They would have to pay me much more than that to work in Obama's war zone.
     
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    I don't live in or pay taxes in Illinois. So why should I care?

    I'll just say its funny how the right whines about non-existent double digit inflation and then doesn't think it right to raise people's pay along with it.
     
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    wtf does that have to do with paying teachers over $90,000 plus benefits for crap results like that?????
     
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    Its for the kiddies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Oh my this is side splitting. Chicago and Detroit, both being murdered by unions.

    Unrest feared in financially troubled Detroit - Washington Times

    But with unions refusing more concessions, the city is staggering under more than $7 billion in legacy costs and underfunded pension liabilities. Debt eats up so much of the budget, the city is struggling to keep up with basic services - including keeping streetlights on.

    These cities have to fail. The unions will get nothing once they do. They have reached the end of socialism and run out of other people's money.
     
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    Chicago Teacher Salaries: The Long View - The 312 - June 2011 - Chicago

    You must mean 90k AFTER benefits, not before.

    So they make about what I make if you take cost of living differences into account. And you'd have to pay me more than what I make now to have me teach in a Chicago public school.

    So I guess if Chicago wants better teachers they can pay teachers more. If they want shittier teachers they can lower their pay.

    Its kinda up to them.
     
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    Where is all the outrages about underfunded pension liabilities from the lefty libtard fuckwads who bitched and moaned about Romney and Bain Capital? I guess it's ok to underfund pension plans if you're a democrat or a union, huh.
     
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    The teachers I had when I was a child, considered teaching a sacred vocation, unlike the indoctrinators of today, who consider teaching a job that is no more noble and worthwhile than that of a longshoreman or a janitor or a dogcatcher.

    That's why they need union thugs to negotiate on their behalf.
    That's why their students are discouraged from excellence, and prevented from (some of them) well-deserved failing.
    That's why they think the world and the beleaguered tax-payers owe them a living.

    A teacher that is worth his/her salt would refuse to be in a union, and I daresay, if they were asked in a secret vote, most would reject unions.

    Recently the TV show "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader" had a Teacher Week.
    None of the participants were smarter than a fifth grader.

    But very likely drew an almost six-figure yearly salary for nine months of work.
     

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