Skip to comments.Teachers Union 1: Rahm 0
Posted on 09/24/2012 8:22:54 AM PDT by 92nina
With the Chicago Teachers Union ending their seven school day strike earlier this week, the focus should now turn to the details of the new, tentatively, accepted deal: the CTU must vote to approve the deal on Oct. 2. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a chance to truly reform the education system of Chicago and curb the over-indulgent greed of unions, beginning with the CTU. Instead, Mayor Emanuel is going to have to raise taxes to pay for the agreed upon demands of the CTU while trying to balance a city budget that is already $369 million in the red. The concessions given to the CTU can only be described as laughable. ATR's Josh Culling has an article in [Frid]day's National Review on how Rahm failed to deliver reform even though the stars couldnt have been more perfectly aligned:
Student achievement now accounts for 30 percent of teacher evaluations, but the State of Illinois already requires 25 percent. Teachers will receive raises of 3 percent, 2 percent, and 2 percent over the next three years, on top of automatic step-and-lane pay hikes that are already set in stone. And the school day will be longer, but teachers wont be teaching any more hours; the city is required to hire hundreds more teachers to fill out the longer school days. All told, the deal will cost Chicago hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming years.
With the entire nation viewing the CTU in a negative light, Emanuel had the best opportunity as Mayor to make major changes to the way things are done in Chicago. Unfortunately for residents, their captain missed the potentially game winning shot.
Read more: http://atr.org/teachers-union-rahm-a7205#ixzz27OuileB8
To be fair to Rahm (gag....forgive me!) this call was made by the Preezy. He called Rahm from AF 1 and told him to “do whatever you have to, but get this out of the headlines NOW!”
Has Deadfish ever been on the side of reform? Anybody shocked that he caved to a union? Ultimately, you gotta think there were two parties negotiating on the same side of the table.
$20 billion in unfunded liabilities.
Chicago will one day burn.
Agreed, only nuance I wonder about is whether Obama made the call himself, or if he had their mutual buddy “Ax” be the intermediary?
the optics of 10,000 looney tunes marching around in red shirts was not good for his campaign
That was the plan it’s how the dems get elected.
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