Thousands of striking teachers rally in the Loop

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    Let us see, if Scott Walker would have caused a strike what do you think would have been the Democrats position? Are the teachers being greedy or just protecting the worse of their members?

    Thousands of striking teachers rally in the Loop

    Thousands of striking teachers rally in the Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has blasted the job action as “a strike of choice. ” On Monday, he urged both sides to “stay at the table and finish it for our children,” but he refused to bend on two outstanding issues: allowing principals to retain the right to choose their teachers and teacher evaluations.

    If principals are to be held accountable for student performance in their schools, Emanuel said it’s imperative that they be free to select the members of their teaching team.

    “If we’re gonna hold our local principals in the school accountable for getting the results we need, they need to pick the best qualified,” the mayor said.

    Vitale said the contract amounted to a 16 percent raise over four years for the average teacher when factoring other increases. And the raises could not be rescinded for lack of funds — which is what happened this past school year, angering teachers and helping to set the stage for Monday’s strike.

    How Much Do Chicago Public School Teachers Make?

    How Much Do Chicago Public School Teachers Make? « CBS Chicago

    Salary figures provided by the Chicago Public Schools show teachers here have the highest average salary of any city in the nation. But, according to the Chicago Teachers Union’s calculations, Chicago teachers would rank second behind New York City.
    During a vote taken last week, 90 percent of the city’s public school teachers voted to authorize a
     
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    Telling, but not surprising, how the right is fearful of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights.
     
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    At the expense of the taxpayers and their children. You don't think those students need to be in school??

    Chicago is broke, Illinois is broke, the nation is struggling and they go on strike turning down a 16% pay increase?? Oh but I see "their" first amendment rights are so much more important than the children's right to learn.

    When I attended school in Illinois, our classes were from 8:35 til 3:35, students are dismissed an hour and 15 minutes earlier today, teachers didn't take a pay cut when the school day became shorter.
     
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    As usual unions and their liberal supporters are clueless.

    IL is going down the tubes with companies leaving the state and taxpayers being forced to pay more and more taxes....but these dumbfucks are out protesting for more money.

    Nevermind the inner city/gang crime killing black youth left and right, but of course putting more kids on the street with no school won't increase the violence, deaths.....

    Rev Wright must be in charge of this mess.
     
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    I am assuming you are a product of the liberal educational system, assuming you finished.

    What in anything I posted says one word about the first amendment? Is this the best you got? I'll bet it is. You just pick a talking point to respond without one shred of shame if it even comes close to fitting.

    The teachers turn down a 16 percent wage.

    The teachers are calling or Emmanuel to step down.

    The teachers are doing this so they won't be held accountable.

    And the best you can do is post BS. What a waste.
     
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    Actually I think what they are protesting is that they don't want to be held accountable for being bad teachers. I doubt that anyone in this day and age who is the number 1 or 2 highest paid teacher is going to turn down a 4 percent raise per year.
     
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    Interesting choice of color. You think they are all Republicans?


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    Hmmmm...red shirts, spanish sign...in honor of Che?


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    Take a page from the Reagan manual.

    Fire them all.
     
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    Only if the greedy bastards are striking illegally.
     

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