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Chicago teachers strike enters ninth school day

Chicago teachers strike enters ninth school day

The Chicago Teachers Union and education officials broke off talks early on Tuesday with no deal in sight. Students were expected to miss a ninth day of classes on Tuesday as negotiators grapple over class sizes, support staff levels and pay. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) wants smaller class sizes, more support staff, a contract that runs three years instead of five and more paid prep-time.

Simone
Simone
R0411
R0411 1 year

There they go, demanding more money for being terrible at their jobs. Less than 1/3 of kids in Chicago can read and do math at grade level by grade 8. They work 36 weeks a year and make $50k+ and receive great benefits packages. Do the math, they get paid really well for sucking at what they do.

Hannibal
Hannibal 1 year

Outlaw the teachers unions. Even FDR made numerous statements the public sector unions should be illegal because they're organized against the public interest.

Haven Mallow
Haven Mallow 1 year

There they go, robbing the students that go to their schools the small relief from their hard home lives that school provides.

porcus
porcus 1 year

Money very clearly is not the problem. Solidarity with home schoolers. Public education needs completely restructured.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

Reading RO411's post here shows what happens when ideology meets facts and the facts lose. The statistics of a failed system get listed and then an argument against changing the system is put forth. Critical thinking is dead. It has been murdered by ideological rhetoric.

No Signal
No Signal 1 year

unions suck.

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