|Occupy Chicago anti-NATO summit rally--|
on a school day!
The greedy teachers union has called for a thirty percent raise. Chicago doesn't have the money--and besides, the teachers don't deserve a big raise. Perhaps a pay cut is in order. The Great Recession has hit President Obama's adopted hometown hard. As for Obama, luckily, he had the money to send his daughters to a private school. He and Michelle may be progressive radicals, but they are not dumb.
Many states ban teacher strikes. Illinois considered legislation to join those wiser states last year, but Illinois being ILL-inois, it of course made the wrong decision and caved in the public-sector unions.
Since most Chicago school children receive free meals from the Chicago Public Schools, kids will be told to report to consolidated schools for half-days. Rival gang members could end up facing off against each other--with predictable and bloody results. As for the rest of the day, what are the parents supposed to do--especially those with kids in the early grades? Many parents will miss work tomorrow--the economic impact will of course be negative.
The Occupy-loving Chicago Teachers Union is "for the kids," right?
Look what one-party rule--by the Democrats--has done to Chicago and Illinois.
Oh, Illinois needs its own Scott Walker.
I've been generally supportive of Rahm Emanuel's tough stance against the CTU. However, he needs to devote more time to ending the strike in a fiscally sound manner. Dropping his leadership role with a pro-Obama Super PAC should free up some time for him.
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