Skip to comments.Busted: Chicago Teacherís Union Caught Using Kids at Strike Protest (Video)
Posted on 09/11/2012 11:32:44 AM PDT by grundle
Chicago teachers went on strike today for the first time in 25 years. 400,000 students and their families were affected. Teachers in Chicago are the highest paid in the nation and make an average $74,839 a year.
It took less than 24 hours for the Chicago Teachers Union to start using kids in their strike protests.
EAG News reported:
Nice to see how radical the teachers who teach America’s children really are. Communists.
Were these kids ‘their own kids’ or kids from their classrooms ?
Just to be clear... this strike isn’t about a PAY RAISE.
It’s about eliminating TESTS as a way of judging a TEACHER’S PERFORMANCE.
Teacher wearing a Che T-Shirt = FIRED
Unfortunately, we have allowed public schools to be breeding grounds for communist scum unions and all too many willingly send their kids and grand kids to be brainwashed.
This is the one area left where we can still take a stand. If you have the means and or the time, make sure you do not send your kids/grand kids to these communist indoctrination centers. Private school if you can afford it or home school if you have the time and ability or at the bare minimum a charter school which can be closed if they do not achieve basic standards.
If those of us on the right cannot take this much control over our kids then we should not complain when the communists complete the takeover as outlined in the communist manifesto.
AND get 3 months off each summer. Yet they produce students that can't read or make change for a Dollar.
I think back to when I was still able to work. I busted my ass for about $30 grand a year running a high speed web printing press.
Protest chant: “We don’t care if your kids are fools, we send ours to private schools!”
they want an addition 4% per year.
I would be surprised if they didn’t.
BTW, how long before your kids come home with an assignment to write a report about the strikers and their demands??
I’m sure there are plenty of qualified individuals who could run the schools and teach the students. Fire all the striking teachers and start from scratch. Let them see first hand what the rest of the country is going thru under Dear Leader.
It couldn't be their own kids. Teachers send their kids to private school.
Over 85% of the teachers are black or Hispanic, 82% are female, and only 8% of the students are white.
No demographics on how many of them are obese, but from all the photos and video footage over the last few days, obesity is rampant among their ranks (where is Moochelle?)
Their union bully leader is a disgrace. She epitomizes the entitled queen with a chip on her shoulder.
And yes, that's really her.
Her salary is a better kept secret than the Manhattan project. I am guess over $400,000 (before kick backs).
It sounds like some administrators need to be on the choping block too. They are indeed responsible for making sure they have a qualified crew and need to be speaking up if they have legal/etc. roadblocks to getting it done. We recalled our entire school board some years ago when they got too friendly with the administrators. Heads/knuckles/butts have to occasionally be kracked to keep everyone honest in any system.
Do you have any numbers on the dumbass content of the Chicago school system? Seems like it is high.
Considering that the original pay increase was 30% and they are now down to 16%, I’d say that the teachers won the battle over the pay increase.
And they snubbed their noses at a 16% pay raise offer and are demanding 35% And, of course, His Majesty is siding with his union buddies.
Here are other numbers.
http://www.cps.edu/about_cps/at-a-glance/pages/stats_and_facts.aspx Schools Total: 681 (2012-2013), Elementary: 472, Charter schools: 96 Campuses, High schools: 106, Contract schools: 7
Student racial breakdown: African-American: 41.6%, Latino: 44.1%, White: 8.8%, Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.4%, Native American: 0.4%M
Salaries (annual average): Teachers: $74,839, Administrators: $120,659
Racial breakdowns (all staff): African-American: 40.0%, White: 36.1%, Latino: 20.4%, Asian/Pacific Islander: 2.9%, Native American: 0.7%
Teachers total: 21,320: African-American: 29.7%, White: 49.7%, Latino: 16.1%, Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.6%, Native American: 0.9%
I’d believe the data in post 19.
I’ve seen a lot of picketing photos and most were white.
Let’s see the source for your 85% black/hispanic number.
she (Karen Lewis) is bragging about smoking weed in college, cracking homophobic slurs about Education Secretary Arne Duncans lisp, and whining about teachers being demonized at a social justice conference:
Heres Lewis chumming it up with former Communist Party leader Michael Klonsky, who praises her as a fist-in-the-air, crowd-rousing, dynamic union leader. Asked to explain increasing dissatisfaction with public education, Lewis blames lack of respect for government union teachers leaders on lower class students and students of color. Its always someone elses fault:
People are impressed, Lewis riffs. Let me tell you, I spent those (college) years, smoking lots of weed, self-medicating, self-medicating. Thank you. Sounds like you all did, too. Im, sorry there are kids here. I wasnt supposed to say that right? Too late. (Chicago Sun Times)
Chicago, November 16, 2011- That was Chicago Teachers Union president, and American Federation of Teachers vice president, Karen Lewis. She was giving the keynote address at the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice conference in Seattle on October 1st of this year. By the way, what is teaching for social justice? Why do people have to teach it?
Ms. Lewis also made what can be described as a homophobic slur about U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, for which she has since apologized.
“Karen Lewis is a good soul,” Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said in a statement. “She did the right thing by apologizing to Secretary Duncan. Karen regrets what she said and I regret it.” (Huffington Post)
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Figures. Chicago Teachers Union President Linked to Former Communist Party Chief and Barack Obama
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Mike Klonsky, an Obama supporter and former associate of the radicals who formed the terrorist group the Weatherman, received a $175,000 grant from the William Ayers/Barack Obama-led Annenberg Challenge to run the Small Schools Workshop.
Klonsky belonged to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and was best friends with friends William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who later became famous for their acts of terrorism.
Later he started a blog on the Obama website:
Between 1979 and 1981, Communist Party chairman and Obama supporter Mike Klonsky was repeatedly feted with state-dinner-level visits to Beijing.
And get this Klonsky reportedly shared offices on the same floor with Barack Obama and Bill Ayers at the University of Illinois, Chicago campus.
So it should come as no surprise that Mike Klonsky, the former Communist Party leader, is a huge supporter of Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago Teachers Union. Chicago teachers went on strike today for the first time in 25 years despite the fact that the average teacher salary in Chicago is $74,839 a year.
Last night, Lewis mocked public charter schools that are defying the strike and doing their jobs as not real schools.
Lewis called the mayor a liar and a bully and on Sunday threw a dig at charter schools, saying real schools would not be open when union members went on strike yesterday.
Obama, Ayers and Klonsky all officed in the same building when Obama was "chairing" the Annenberg Challenge.
Ayers was director of the foundation. His office was directly across the hall from Obama's. Klonsky, styled as an "education consultant", officed down one flight.
About 90% of the money that Obama distributed -- under the direct guidance of Ayers -- went down that flight of stairs and into Klonsky's schemes.
Which accomplished nothing. NOTHING! Except, perhaps, enrich the local Communist cell...
Fat and Dumb. It would make a good sitcom if it weren’t true.
Southern IL small school district, junior high students go to first year high school having to take a “do over” class in English and a “do over” class in science (I think) ....thus they do not get to take the AG class they have looked forward to.