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School's out in Chicago as teachers strike, parents scramble (Obama Union Supporters)
chicago tribune ^ | 9/10/2012 | Greg McCune

Posted on 09/10/2012 3:40:49 AM PDT by tobyhill

School was out in Chicago on Monday and parents scrambled for child care after public school teachers staged the first strike in a quarter century over reforms sought by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and endorsed by President Barack Obama's administration.

Some 29,000 teachers and support staff in the nation's third largest school district were involved, leaving parents of 350,000 students between kindergarten and high school age to find alternative supervision.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2012; corruption; democrats; unioncorruption
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1 posted on 09/10/2012 3:40:56 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and endorsed by President Barack Obama's administration.

..doomed to fail

2 posted on 09/10/2012 3:43:35 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tobyhill

Both parents of every child in the Chicago Public Schools has a full time daylight job? Really? Wow.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 3:51:02 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: tobyhill

Meanwhile, homeschool parents got up and went to work teaching, just as they do every day


4 posted on 09/10/2012 3:55:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: swpa_mom

every child in the CPS lives with 2 parents? wow


5 posted on 09/10/2012 3:56:13 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: tobyhill

"I demand my biscuits and gravy"

6 posted on 09/10/2012 3:58:45 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tobyhill

in other news, there is a 99% chance of ‘wildings’ in Chicago this week.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 4:01:56 AM PDT by Todd_Gray
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To: silverleaf

Meanwhile, homeschool parents got up and went to work teaching, just as they do every day

Wouldn’t it be great if these 350,000 kids started getting homeschooled by their parents and when the strike is over, nobody shows up? That would be one great day for America.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 4:02:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: tobyhill

Rahm’s leadership is on display. Good thing his doesn’t have to be off desperately campaigning for Obama instead of actually doing his job....oh wait.


9 posted on 09/10/2012 4:03:00 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: silverleaf

Actually, they don’t even need to live with two parents. Even with unmarried or divorced parents, they’re all working???? Really? There’s nobody to watch the child? Of course, they can’t afford day care, but there’s no problem with the multiple cell phones and acrylic nails. Right. It’s just the media, once again, playing its hand.

This strike is all for political theater. I believe what some others are saying, Obama will claim to have “saved” the day in a few weeks.

Stay focused, everyone.


10 posted on 09/10/2012 4:03:45 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: tobyhill

Charter schools will be open today because their teachers are non-union. I hope police are at these schools protecting the teachers and students.


11 posted on 09/10/2012 4:03:57 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: tobyhill

Since the school feeds the children there will be a lot of hungry kids./s


12 posted on 09/10/2012 4:04:05 AM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: tobyhill
Copy of my post yesterday at 20:39:29 for a similar thread:

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In secret meeting...Rahm and Chi Teachers Union President...

RAHM: "I need for you to get all your teachers out and get out the votes for obama."

UNION PRESIDENT: That's cool, baby, but what's in it for us?"

RAHM: "You go on strike for 3 or 4 days and you and I sit in my office a couple of times a day until day 4 and watch Oprah and Judge Joe Brown. We come out every day and tell the Press we're getting close. On last day we come out smiling and announce we've settled for an 18% raise. Everyone is happy."

UNION PRESIDENT: "Sounds like a good plan. Ugh...Hmm...Aren't you forgetting something, sweetie?"

RAHM: "Oh, yeah..... At midnight tonight, go to 63rd & Stoney and park in front of that pool hall. I'll have the Police Commissioner send a guy to break the street light, so it will be darker. I'll have someone meet you with an envelope."

UNION PRESIDENT: "Make sure it's a thick envelope. I'll be 50 years old next year and I'm retiring. I means, I worked hard for this early retirement. I needs me a big fine White-man's House down in Palm Beach."

RAHM: "How about instead of a thick envelope, I send it in a brief case? It's DNC money, anyway."

UNION PRESIDENT: "You da man, sugar. Now, give me little kiss and let's go speak to the Press about my strike."

13 posted on 09/10/2012 4:12:37 AM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, hammer is back...safety is OFF.)
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To: tobyhill

I read somewhere the average teacher salary in Chicago is around $75K..while the average Chicagoan makes around $30K...and these union members are asking for a THIRTY PER CENT raise...


14 posted on 09/10/2012 4:16:38 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: tobyhill

The avg salary of these teachers is about $71,000. Pretty good for part time work....that’s about $50 per hour PLUS THEY GET BENEFITS. Absurd....


15 posted on 09/10/2012 4:19:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tobyhill

Amazing! According to the article the teachers say the standardized tests are too difficult for these children. They are not taking into account that these kids live in poverty. Over 80 percent qualify for free lunches.

Basically the teachers are saying the kids are too dumb to pass and they refuse to be held accountable.

Also the school district is paying to send these children to churches and other organizations so they will have supervision at least part of the day.

Truly...it’s a very sad, sick way of life that is developing in this country.


16 posted on 09/10/2012 4:20:21 AM PDT by formosa
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To: tobyhill

fire them all, they should be grateful to have jobs in this economy not striking


17 posted on 09/10/2012 4:28:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tobyhill
Why do so many public school teachers send their own children to private schools?
18 posted on 09/10/2012 4:34:51 AM PDT by grundle
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To: formosa
Basically the teachers are saying the kids are too dumb to pass and they refuse to be held accountable.

Not too dumb really. Just raised by willfully ignorant entitlement minded parents who teach them to be the same. It's the only thing about which I actually agree with the teachers unions.

19 posted on 09/10/2012 4:42:53 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Hugin

leaving parents of 350,000 students between kindergarten and high school age to find alternative supervision.

350,000 x 2 parents each............how will they vote in November?

alternative supervision. ,,, Oh, perhaps “The State” will step in to supervise the children


20 posted on 09/10/2012 4:48:54 AM PDT by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...Just a come-on from the)
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To: tobyhill

I suspect that the “parent” in Chicago will hardly notice a difference in what the children are learning this week.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 5:11:28 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Einherjar

I’ll bet you not half the kids in Chicago schools have two parents at home, not even if you count the ones with two dads. And they will vote Democrat, the same way the unions are supporting Obama after he screwed them on the Keystone pipeline. Democrats always circle the wagons on election day.


22 posted on 09/10/2012 5:13:43 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: freeangel

Wher’mah gonna put mah babies!?


23 posted on 09/10/2012 5:13:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: tobyhill
All,dressed in Communist red (DRUDGE Headlines)!


24 posted on 09/10/2012 5:16:52 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: napscoordinator

“Wouldn’t it be great if these 350,000 kids started getting homeschooled by their parents “

I don’t know. Considering how Chicago parents generally vote, their influence may be no better than the teachers’ influence.


25 posted on 09/10/2012 5:21:29 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: newfreep

I won’t be looking for the Chicago Teacher’s lingerie calendar any time soon. If they cut their caloric intake they would have extra money for retirement and healthcare.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 5:32:39 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: swpa_mom
Both parents of every child in the Chicago Public Schools has a full time daylight job? Really? Wow.

Yeah, they do. Almost every single one of them that I know, and I know a LOT of families here in Chicago. I think you may have some weird idea about folks on welfare lying around not working and getting a check from the state. It's just not so, especially in Illinois.
27 posted on 09/10/2012 5:33:30 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

Both parents working and can’t afford day care? Not even for a temporary time?

I didn’t say anything about welfare.......those parents are home. The article was highlighting those who couldn’t manage daycare. I don’t know, I think it’s different now for parents. Big house, two cars, multiple cell phones, ipads, ipods, acrylic nails, can’t afford daycare.


28 posted on 09/10/2012 5:45:39 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: formosa

“Basically the teachers are saying the kids are too dumb to pass and they refuse to be held accountable.”

They are more right than wrong. The great educational experiment that began in the 50s has failed. Failure was covered up for years, but NCLB and similar testing schemes revealed the truth.

Could perfect teachers do better? Probably a little. But also probably, not much.

The results in CPS and elsewhere are (mostly) not the teachers fault.


29 posted on 09/10/2012 5:48:24 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: tobyhill

Well, it is Chicago, and its yoots will do what they do best: killing each other.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 6:03:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Einherjar
350,000 x 2 parents each............how will they vote in November?

"2" parents?? In Chicago??? ROFL!!!!

31 posted on 09/10/2012 6:06:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: newfreep

Government whores....


32 posted on 09/10/2012 6:08:14 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: newfreep

That bunch sure looks underfed, don’t they?


33 posted on 09/10/2012 6:08:55 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: newfreep

Brutal looking bunch. I’m sure obama could find a spot for them in his administration.


34 posted on 09/10/2012 6:09:27 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: tobyhill
...leaving parents of 350,000 students between kindergarten and high school age to find alternative supervision.

Oh noes!!! Somebody done turned off the automatic daycare machine!!!

Somebody gonna have to feed those chilrens from their stash!!

35 posted on 09/10/2012 6:14:18 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: newfreep

The picture of these yelping parasitic sows is telling. These shirking losers “work” for a few hours per day and only “work” about 7 1/2 months per year...and they want a 30% raise. Do a Reagan and fire all of them. Kids being taught by these communist pin-heads is child abuse.


36 posted on 09/10/2012 6:14:18 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jersey117

October Surprise.

Obama comes in to save the day and it only will cost the US taxpayer $1,000 per family per year over the next 10 years.

Granted, $800 of that is a kickback to the DNC.


37 posted on 09/10/2012 6:16:30 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: tobyhill

The head of the teachers union in Chicago thinks that it’s not the teacher’s job to teach? What should they be evaluated on......physical fitness?


38 posted on 09/10/2012 6:17:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tobyhill

So, the ratio of students to teachers and support staff is 12 to one. I doubt very much that the student teacher ratio is much less than 24 to one. In other words, in Chicago the public schools probably employ close to one “support staff” for every teacher. And therein lies one of the problems facing public education in this country. As with many other functions that have been assumed by government, it has become massively inefficient.


39 posted on 09/10/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: Smokin' Joe

LOL!


40 posted on 09/10/2012 6:55:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: newfreep

Ugh ... If I were unable to read English, I might assume that was a picture of “Dykes on Bikes” protesting something ...


41 posted on 09/10/2012 7:02:36 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: tobyhill

The parents “scramble” now but then they’ll scramble to the polls to vote in the same politicians who support the teachers’ unions and give them this power in November. They have only themselves to blame for this nonsense.


42 posted on 09/10/2012 7:02:54 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: MrB

“Wher’mah gonna put mah babies!?”

Yep—that’s exactly what I’m thinking. Sometimes it’s so inconvenient to take them with you to the welfare office or bar.


43 posted on 09/10/2012 7:07:07 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Todd_Gray

I predict a big increase in “Knock Out” games.


44 posted on 09/10/2012 7:08:50 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: ScottinVA
Well, it is Chicago, and its yoots will do what they do best: killing each other.

Well, smaller class sizes IS part of what they are asking for, yes?

45 posted on 09/10/2012 7:15:52 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: tobyhill

Rahm should pull a “Ronald Reagan” and FIRE all the striking teachers, offer to hire some thousand of unemployed recent college graduates, provide relocation assistance (as part of the $400 M the school turned down) and offer the “New Teachers” 6 months of a housing stipend until they can get settled.

THEN see how many of these former teachers can get a job. I mean they only turned down a 16% raise.

You cannot tell me that there are not people willing to work for the previous salary!


46 posted on 09/10/2012 7:20:17 AM PDT by Cliff Dweller (No such thing as a threat... just targets)
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To: swpa_mom

You are correct about the Chicago teacher strike. Obama will “become involved” in the negotiations and save the day for thousands of children and parents. As a side benefit, Rahm will look good because he could use his connections in DC to “the one” who will be the savior and peacemaker of the Chicago public school crisis.

The Teachers Union will benefit as well by appearing to bend and accept a little less because it is after all “for the children.”


47 posted on 09/10/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT by Pennsyltucky Boy (bitterly clinging to constitutional rights)
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To: tobyhill
They do not trust Rahm nor 0bama.

They want to be paid in advance
to work for re-election.


48 posted on 09/10/2012 8:52:56 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Bingo! Now is perhaps the last feasible time for them to seek and get payback from (though I would argue they’re thinking of their previous efforts—ok, such as it was— in arrears, rather than any going-forward type of commitment to) Barry.

HF


49 posted on 09/11/2012 6:49:12 AM PDT by holden
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To: holden

Yeah. I think this is their last chance in the near future to grab what they can.

Politically, we benefit, because parents like their free babysitting, and the typical union claims of being underpaid don’t garner sympathy, these days.


50 posted on 09/11/2012 6:59:18 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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