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Chicago Teachers May Strike, Teach Political Lesson
npr ^ | September 9, 2012

Posted on 09/09/2012 4:59:29 AM PDT by SMGFan

Twenty five thousand Chicago teachers are planning to walk off the job Monday if they don't have a contract by midnight Sunday. As the Democrats look to unions to help them get out the vote, a strike by Chicago teachers might just put a crimp in those plans.

On Friday during rush hour, a handful of parents and students stood on a bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway, holding signs that read, "Honk if you support teachers." Among them is Rhoda Gutierrez, who has two children in a Chicago public elementary school.

"We're here because we know this makes not just an impact on our city, but nationally," she says.

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What about the children?
1 posted on 09/09/2012 4:59:33 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

fire their lazy azzes and hire new, it would have to be a huge improvement


2 posted on 09/09/2012 5:04:55 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SMGFan

In Chicago, the children in question are but targets or potential targets for the murderers who freely roam the city streets.

Paying teachers more money to educate a new generation of such murdering detritus is counter productive


3 posted on 09/09/2012 5:09:32 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: SMGFan

We’re here because we know this makes not just an impact on our city, but nationally,” she says.

Yeah we need more dumb as#es in government


4 posted on 09/09/2012 5:11:54 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: SMGFan

It seems to me the Democrats are frozen in place with their encouragement of identity politics and bloc voting. Here’s another example:http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/20091813/baltimore-politician-asks-ravens-to-get-brendon-ayanbadejo-to-back-down-on-pro-gay-marriage-stance.
Obozo’s cobbled together an unsustainable coalition, so that if he moves in one direction , he begins to bite into promises made to somebody else. Therefore, the only strategy is to demonize the outsider, but with his past talk of “civility,” he appears to be more of a hypocrite all the time. Romney need to press him on these issues like never before, like do you want your children to get a good education or do you want to pay more in taxes to support teacher union pensions and Democrat contributions? He can more easily take the side of the individual.


5 posted on 09/09/2012 5:13:47 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: SMGFan

I remember when this kind of scum went on strike in the ‘70s — I was a kid. I’ve had contempt for the #ing bastards ever since.

FOAD, mofus!!!


6 posted on 09/09/2012 5:19:48 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: SMGFan

You mean the local gangsters?


7 posted on 09/09/2012 5:20:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: SMGFan

I hope this doesn’t cause violence to break out in the great city of Chicago ...


8 posted on 09/09/2012 5:28:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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people could get killed.


9 posted on 09/09/2012 5:42:14 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

The union members know that the Dems will need them in order to carry Illinois. They want their payment IN ADVANCE.


10 posted on 09/09/2012 5:43:08 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: SMGFan

Emmanuel should just fire all of them, en masse.


11 posted on 09/09/2012 5:55:47 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: PapaBear3625
The union members know that the Dems will need them in order to carry Illinois. They want their payment IN ADVANCE.

Bingo !!!

12 posted on 09/09/2012 5:56:05 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: SMGFan

Gee, things just have gone to hell in Chicago since Obama and the Ward Heeler’s daughter have left town. Maybe the strike will be over in January 2013.


13 posted on 09/09/2012 6:04:01 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: bert
Paying teachers more money to educate a new generation of such murdering detritus is counter productive

Chicago schoolchildren have the SHORTEST SCHOOL DAY in the country, and Chicago Teachers are the HIGHEST PAID in the country.

See the problem?

The Chicago Public School say is 5 hours, 30 minutes. Of that 5 hours 30 minutes, 30 minutes is spent for lunch, another 30 minutes for recess.

That means Chicago Public School teachers spend approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes "teaching" these kids.

Any wonder why Chicago's High School graduation rate is the lowest in the country?

And for this, the Chicago Public School Teachers want a 28%+ raise.

f'ing incredible.

14 posted on 09/09/2012 6:04:21 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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One last comment: Need I remind you all that Arne Duncan, Obama's Secretary of Education is responsible for the mess that is Chicago's public schools.

His Predecessor, Paul Vallas was actually driving test scores UP and graduation rates UP even with the system rigged against him, Duncan drove them right back down, driving the graduation rate below 50%.

Thank GOD I don't live in Chicago, even though I'm still stuck in the People's RepuliK of Illannoyed.

15 posted on 09/09/2012 6:07:51 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SMGFan
This is a shameless blog pimp, but it is related:

Those doggone kids
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16 posted on 09/09/2012 6:16:28 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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” What about the children?”

Who will notice the difference?


17 posted on 09/09/2012 6:19:37 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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I bet if you gave these so-called “teachers” a 200% raise they still couldn’t “teach” the kids. The teacher class is full of pin-headed slacking morons who are a parasitic class. When you went to college was it the “best and brightest” who went into education?


18 posted on 09/09/2012 6:28:19 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SMGFan

If I remember correctly, the vast majority of these vile POS “teachers” send their own kids to private or parochial schools due to the “learning environment” they themselves have created. Their private school tuition rates must have increased...


19 posted on 09/09/2012 6:30:55 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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If I remember correctly, the vast majority of these vile POS “teachers” send their own kids to private or parochial schools due to the “learning environment” they themselves have created. Their private school tuition rates must have increased...


20 posted on 09/09/2012 6:31:09 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: SMGFan

2016 comes early.


21 posted on 09/09/2012 6:37:30 AM PDT by gotribe
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Let's see, I work in a noncompetitive job, can't get fired except under extreme circumstances, get raises regardless of my performance, am not held responsible for the performance of my students, have an exceptional vacation and retirement policy, and yet it's not enough. Never mind that my neighbor lost his job, hasn't had a raise in years, or, if a business owner, has lost or risked everything to make a living, they should all pay more to enable me to have more. Yes, the fairness of public service unions continues to boggle my mind. I watched these “concerned” teachers on TV in their “near riot” mode and couldn't help but think how unfortunate the students were to have these losers (with apologies to the few dedicated and sincere teachers) as teachers and wonder what they are teaching our youth. If leading by example, we're in a heap of trouble, especially if they represent more than Chicago.
22 posted on 09/09/2012 6:52:53 AM PDT by Boomer One
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What about the children?

They'll be in the streets.

Which in Chicago, is effectively tossing them into a meat grinder. Think of it as "retroactive abortion", that helps the liberals sleep at night...

*gag*

23 posted on 09/09/2012 7:03:56 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: usconservative

GOP needs to demonize him and every other phony and petty tyrant in this Administration. Undermine BHO’s good guy image: look who he surrounds himself with.


24 posted on 09/09/2012 7:26:06 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: SMGFan

OBAMA will fly in to save the day.


25 posted on 09/09/2012 7:26:06 AM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: SMGFan
Another attempt to establish mob rule by the Chicago Teachers Union "Union of Organized Socialist Moochers".


26 posted on 09/09/2012 7:57:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: SMGFan

Teachers’ unions care more about themselves than the children taxpayers are paying them to teach. This will be a great lesson for husseins voting base in chicago—the city of family values.


27 posted on 09/09/2012 8:06:31 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SMGFan

Guess what union will receive stimulus money Obama hasn’t spent yet?.


28 posted on 09/09/2012 9:21:00 AM PDT by Vaduz
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What about the children?

Children don't pay union dues.

29 posted on 09/09/2012 9:29:00 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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