Skip to comments.Disgusting… Chicago Teachers Union Protests Outside 9-11 Memorial
Posted on 09/11/2012 11:44:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Chicago Teachers Union protested outside a 9-11 emorial event today in Chicago.
(PHOTO AT LINK)
Dozens of striking Chicago teachers are protesting outside a Sept. 11 memorial event where Gov. Pat Quinn is speaking.
The Chicago Democrat hasnt weighed in on the walkout, which entered its second day on Tuesday.
As he headed into the event, Quinn walked through the crowd, which sang Amazing Grace and held American flags. He said Good luck.
The teachers marched over from nearby Curie Metro High School on the citys southwest side.
I am very offended anytime I see a union thug holding an American Flag as it is only one step above burning it.
To see these communists pretending to be loyal flag waving Americans is offensive and because I am offended, according to their rules, they should not be allowed to touch a flag.
Not sure where this memorial is but the building in the picture looks like it is the City-County building downtown.
I doubt that the crowd’s presence there is any big scheme, that is where they routinely demonstrate.
Unions have become communists fronts. They have become about as un-American as any organization could be. Those that stay in Unions are a sad bunch of idiots, that includes teachers.
Par for the course and obviously they didn’t learn anything from the WI protests.
Weakening their own position with every little disgusting scene they pull off.
Voters don’t forget these types of outrages.
In the old days you sent the Pinkertons in to bust lazy whining strikers’ heads.
I was part of the strike this morning, and we had no idea he was there for a memorial. A few minutes after we were told, and some teachers realized, we set ourselves on the sides of the sidewalk to not disturb people, the musicality group of the school sang amazing grace, we lowered our signs, and we were quiet until Pat Quinn finished giving his speech and drove away.
I do not believe that’s disrespectful, and I know for a fact that my teachers are not greedy, nor deserve to be fired. A french teacher today was there with her 5 month baby and changed him on the grass outside of school. Our teachers also parents, and their kids are also in CPS, they also have to deal with daycare. SO MANY teachers did not want to go on strike, a favorite of mine was told that the decision to let her buy her house would depend on the end of the strike and how long it lasted. Teachers are also risking a lot.
The strike that’s happening is a last means of fighting, of letting them know that they cannot step all over CTU, we’re fighting for respect, and treatment they deserve.
It’s not just about payment... talk to a teacher, try to be in their shoes. The media portrays every strike or summit or anything poorly, don’t buy into their twisted messages.
Teachers are our educators and in CPS they go above and beyond, they stay after school for students, they give up their lunch period to help out a student, some teachers even pay for their student supplies.
Thousands of teachers did not just decide one day that they were going to on strike, and not teach their students, it was something developed over time. They’re still waking up at 5 in the morning and going to school, they’re still teaching us, they’re teaching us to stand up for what we believe in and be part of something greater. To BE part of something and help each other out. These are life lessons that are worth more than what 2+2 is.
Also, the picture presented, it not where we were. He was at the public library which is one block away from Curie. It’s in the South side, not in downtown.
Welcome to FR.
If you are who you say you are, then welcome to FR and thanks for posting. Speak your mind here but be ready to defend yourself. Teachers often don’t get a warm reception but conservatives respect a person who can logically defend his position.
Disband the teacher’s union.
These are the most self righteous entitlement minded people outside of the President himself that I have ever seen.
Their new slogan should be “F the children” because it is all they ever do.
How fortunate that you happened to join us today to give us that lesson.
Welcome to Free Republic.
Can you explain why:
- Teachers who make over $70,000 a year, PLUS benefits should NOT be held accountable for the job they are hired to do.
- Four out of every ten kids who start freshman year at a public high school in Chicago do not graduate.
- The public schools in Chicago have the shortest school days and year in the nation when compared to the ten largest cities in the nation.
Listen, I AM a teacher, and other than the rather effective appeal to emotion in your argument of changing a diaper on the grass, I see little evidence that you are one. I have been teaching for 20 years, and I find the strike thoroughly disgusting. The pay, pensions, benefits are obscene. Socrates would never go on strike. But then, he was a teacher. And I am a teacher. But, YOU are just an "educator," whatever that much-abused word is supposed to mean to you people. You make me sick.
And, why do 39% of Chicago teachers send their own kids to private schools?
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