Skip to comments.Chicago Teachers Union Prez Blames 'Rich White People'
Posted on 06/20/2013 5:59:34 PM PDT by raptor22
Education: The president of the Chicago Teachers Union charges that racism and "rich white people" are to blame for the immense financial and educational crisis facing the Chicago Public Schools.
Tbe Chicago Public Schools (CPS) represent everything that is wrong with public education in America. They are in thrall to the unions that run the system and bankrupt it through bloated salaries and pensions while too many of the students trapped inside graduate as functional illiterates, if they graduate at all.
Poor academic performance generally, a huge budget shortfall and poorly attended schools in declining neighborhoods recently forced CPS to close 49 schools in an attempt to close a $1 billion budget gap. But according to CTU President Karen Lewis, the root cause is not the lack of educational competition or the inability to fire or reward teachers on the basis of student academic performance.
In a speech Wednesday before the upscale City Club of Chicago, Lewis asked, "When will we address the fact that rich, white people think they know what's in the best interest of children of African-Americans and Latinos no matter what the parent's income or education level."
She decried members of the "status quo, the people who are running the schools and advising the mayor on how to best run our district, know what good education looks like because they have secured it for their own children in well-resourced, public and private institutions."
As we have noted, the unions run Chicago schools and seek to preserve the status quo of a virtual education monopoly. Lewis has fought the use of any objective analysis of teacher performance despite the fact that just 15% are proficient in reading and that four of 10 CPS students do not graduate from high school.
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Yeah; keep beating that dead horse. It'll get up and run...sure, it's just being lazy.
If it weren’t for “rich white people”, the cretins would not have any schools to speak of, nor subways, nor buses, nor free school breakfasts.....need I go on?
What the hell is that supposed to be?
That is what a union slug president looks like. But she voted for McCain and Romney. LOL
I don’t think you could find an uglier ‘thing’ than that to run your union. It’s as if the union sat down and said “let’s hire the most bitter, white-hating, aggressive, fat azz big mouth we can find”. That woman, if you want to call her that, truly should disgust any sane person.
Give the commie windbag another Twinkie!
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Jabba wears Prada
The good news, they’re leaving. Chicago and the state.
WOW! Just WOW! I had no idea that 15% of union scum teachers could read.
Yes, I read the rest of the sentence. I just like to pick on union teachers.
Leader like her are why black people don’t get anywhere, and black children don’t learn how to navigate the world.
Yet at the University of Minnesota School of Education, if a student in the education program believes that a student from the inner city can achieve if allowed to (challenging classes rather than a glorified day care center), such a student would be denied a degree. Students living in the inner city are to be automatically written off, according to liberal U of M.
Now who’s the racist?
There are now more unionized govenrment employees (teachers included) than what is in private sector America.
Whom will they blame when there are no more rich white people?
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