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Chicago teachers get notice of school closings
Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2013 12:07 PM EDT | Sara Burnett

Posted on 03/21/2013 9:41:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The city of Chicago has begun informing teachers, principals and local officials about which public schools it intends to close under a contentious plan that opponents say will disproportionately affect minority students in the nation’s third largest school district, teachers said Thursday. …

The pending closures, which are expected to fall far short of 129, have been the subject of highly charged community meetings all over the city. Critics say that, among other things, the closures will threaten the safety of students who may have to cross gang boundaries if their schools are closed and that they will cause major inconveniences for families.

The proposed closings have led to yet another clash between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Teachers Union over the direction of the city’s schools. The union’s 26,000 teachers went on strike a week into the new school year last fall during a contract impasse with the city. The strike idled roughly 350,000 students for seven days before a bargain was struck. Emanuel has also clashed with the union over his push for lengthening the school day. …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; cps; illinois; publicschools; schoolclosings

1 posted on 03/21/2013 9:41:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Seriously though...

If you want the schools to stay open and produce quality students, then you need to teach them early on to read, write and do arithmetic. Unfortunately for Chicago and so many other Urban School Districts, learning those three things is “Acting White”. And we just can’t have that now can we?

So I guess it’s time to close those schools due to lack of participation.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 9:50:45 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: The Working Man

Another union success; putting more of their membership out of work.


3 posted on 03/21/2013 9:55:01 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

That factors in very heavily.

I remember a Teachers Union Official that said that when the students start paying union dues is when the union will start to look out for their benefits.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 10:01:21 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Olog-hai

So in Chicago the school that a student attends is now determined by gang boundaries...


5 posted on 03/21/2013 12:17:35 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: dogcaller

Tribal lands may be more like it.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 12:25:19 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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