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Busted: Chicago Teacherís Union Caught Using Kids at Strike Protest (Video)
The Getaway Pundit ^ | September 22, 2012 | Jim Hoft

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 Teacher’s Union to start using kids in their strike protests.

EAG News reported:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p71oypj6hHM&list=UUZXyXlMroleiWYnkIgaqD-Q


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2012; chicago; democrats; publiceducation; publicschools; unioncorruption; unions
Chicago’s striking public school teachers earn $74,839 per year, and 39% of them send their own children to private schools
1 posted on 09/11/2012 11:32:47 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Bump


2 posted on 09/11/2012 11:39:02 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: grundle

Nice to see how radical the teachers who teach America’s children really are. Communists.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 11:45:41 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: grundle

Were these kids ‘their own kids’ or kids from their classrooms ?


4 posted on 09/11/2012 11:56:33 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: grundle

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.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 11:59:22 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: grundle

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.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 12:03:47 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: grundle
Teachers in Chicago are the highest paid in the nation and make an average $74,839 a year.

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.

7 posted on 09/11/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: grundle

Protest chant: “We don’t care if your kids are fools, we send ours to private schools!”


8 posted on 09/11/2012 1:14:00 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: UCANSEE2
The average teacher salary in Chicago was $74,839 for the 2011-12 school year, according to the district. The total salary increase would equal $380 million over four years. That includes "modified step increases that both reward experience and provides better incentives for mid-career teachers to help keep them serving in the Chicago Public School system," according to a news release from the school system.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/10/what-are-key-issues-in-chicago-public-school-strike/

they want an addition 4% per year.

9 posted on 09/11/2012 1:39:58 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: grundle

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??


10 posted on 09/11/2012 1:42:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: grundle

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.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 1:46:51 PM PDT by matt04
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To: UCANSEE2
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.


Yep! The city offered a 16% pay raise over 4 years if the teachers accepted increased autonomy for school principals and evaluations of their performance.

The teachers' union decided that an average pay of $86,876 plus benefits for 9 months of work isn't worth the risk of being held accountable for one's performance.

• • •


"Hey, here's a job that requires you to use the knowledge you accumulated getting your college degree. If you do good work, we'll pay you $9650 per month plus benefits, but if you don't do good work, we'll fire you."


The above is what those @$$holes are so outraged by that they're striking. Meanwhile, the average person making less than that would be all over that offer like hairspray on Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Unbelievable.
12 posted on 09/11/2012 1:50:56 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Were these kids ‘their own kids’ or kids from their classrooms ?

It couldn't be their own kids. Teachers send their kids to private school.

13 posted on 09/11/2012 3:11:42 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: grundle
just looked up the demographics of the Chicago system.

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).

Anybody know?

14 posted on 09/11/2012 4:18:35 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: verum ago

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.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 5:06:32 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: SkyPilot

Do you have any numbers on the dumbass content of the Chicago school system? Seems like it is high.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 5:09:14 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: UCANSEE2

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.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 5:13:53 PM PDT by Eva
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To: lowbridge

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.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 5:36:43 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: cherokee1
There is another site that said the teachers were 82% female.

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

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Student racial breakdown: African-American: 41.6%, Latino: 44.1%, White: 8.8%, Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.4%, Native American: 0.4%M

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Salaries (annual average): Teachers: $74,839, Administrators: $120,659

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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%

19 posted on 09/11/2012 5:44:27 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

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.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 5:50:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: SkyPilot

she (Karen Lewis) is bragging about smoking weed in college, cracking homophobic slurs about Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s lisp, and whining about teachers being “demonized” at a “social justice” conference:

http://michellemalkin.com/2012/09/10/chicago-thuggery-personified-meet-chicago-teachers-union-president-karen-lewis/


21 posted on 09/11/2012 5:54:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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Here’s 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.” It’s always someone else’s fault:

http://michellemalkin.com/2012/09/10/chicago-thuggery-personified-meet-chicago-teachers-union-president-karen-lewis/


22 posted on 09/11/2012 5:57:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: grundle

23 posted on 09/11/2012 5:59:26 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: SkyPilot

“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. I’m, sorry — there are kids here. I wasn’t 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)

Read more: Chicago Teacher’s Union president Karen Lewis disgusting behavior | Washington Times Communities
Follow us: @wtcommunities on Twitter

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/middle-class-guy/2011/nov/16/ctu-president-karen-lewis-disgusting-behaviior/


24 posted on 09/11/2012 6:06:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: grundle

25 posted on 09/11/2012 6:11:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: grundle

Figures. Chicago Teacher’s Union President Linked to Former Communist Party Chief and Barack Obama

More Hope and Change…
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.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/figures-chicago-teachers-union-president-linked-to-former-communist-party-chief-and-barack-obama/


26 posted on 09/11/2012 6:14:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: lowbridge

Last night, Lewis mocked public charter schools that are defying the strike and doing their jobs as not “real” schools.

http://michellemalkin.com/2012/09/10/chicago-thuggery-personified-meet-chicago-teachers-union-president-karen-lewis/


27 posted on 09/11/2012 6:20:37 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: grundle

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. 


28 posted on 09/11/2012 6:23:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
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.

There's more.

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...

29 posted on 09/11/2012 6:31:34 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: SkyPilot

Fat and Dumb. It would make a good sitcom if it weren’t true.


30 posted on 09/11/2012 7:16:26 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Petruchio

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.


31 posted on 09/11/2012 7:30:46 PM PDT by GrannyK
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