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Chicago - CPS to lay off 2,113 teachers, staff; CTU calls it ‘a bloodbath’
Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 18, 2013 | MITCH DUDEK

Posted on 07/21/2013 1:31:22 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta

Chicago Public Schools officials announced late Thursday that 2,113 teachers and other employees would be laid off Friday, largely due to a giant pension obligation increase that’s straining the system.

“In fiscal year ‘14 we’re facing a historic deficit of $1 billion that is driven primarily by a $400 million increase in our annual teacher pension payments,” said CPS spokesman Becky Carroll. “Absent pension reform in Springfield, we have very few options available to us to close that gap, and that has resulted in bringing this crisis to the doorsteps of our schools.” Of those being laid off, 1,077 are support staff and 1,036 are teachers. The laid off teachers represent about 4 percent of last year’s total faculty of 23,290....


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; jobloss; layoffs; nea; obamanomics; teachers; urban
Chicago Land - Thug Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems stuck between a rock and the public teachers unions.
1 posted on 07/21/2013 1:31:22 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta

I forgot to click the excerpt box. There is more detail at the link.


2 posted on 07/21/2013 1:32:20 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

so while the headline claims 2113 teachers are to be cut, when you see the details, only just under half of this number is actually teachers.

But they like to appear to make the number bigger than what it really is.


3 posted on 07/21/2013 1:34:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Ya gotta love the public employee unions. They bring such enlightenment to the world.

I suppose this approach is better than what they did in Detroit.


4 posted on 07/21/2013 1:34:13 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I’m going to send this to every whiny libtard teacher I know. And I’m going to ask them to send a note to our Governor, Scott Walker, (R, WI) kissing his @ss for working so hard on our budget that included FREEING THEM from the Unionistas and allowing them to keep their jobs.

We have not had ONE teacher laid off in Wisconsin. (Of course, some have quit ahead of schedule so they can still suckle at the Taxpayer Teat and get their full Golden Parachutes filled with taxpayer-funded benefits!) *Rolleyes*

But at least that’s over - for a while, anyway! :)


5 posted on 07/21/2013 1:35:54 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: FreeAtlanta

How did that 18% wage increase you went on strike for work out???


6 posted on 07/21/2013 1:36:10 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: upchuck

Did any of these union lovers vote for nobama or emmanual? If so...Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.


7 posted on 07/21/2013 1:36:23 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Sow/Reap


8 posted on 07/21/2013 1:38:42 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

“There’s just absolutely no interest on the part of the mayor of this city to appropriately fund schools or work with us to get funding from Springfield.”

Lewis suggested the lack of pension progress may be an attempt “to sabotage the school system so they can hand it over to their privatizing friends.”

That amazes me. Rham wants to privatize the schools in Chicago? Or is this liberal just making chit up? (As usual.)

I’m hearing this comment more and more from the libs in my life. They seriously think that 0bama has taken the Nation to the RIGHT! OMG!


9 posted on 07/21/2013 1:39:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Carroll said the majority of teachers to be laid off Friday are not tenured teachers, meaning they have been in classrooms for less than three years.

It would have been a great opportunity to eliminate deadwood, but last hired, first fired. ...And the Teachers Union continues with the primary goal of improving education. /s

10 posted on 07/21/2013 1:39:50 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: upchuck

Follow the money in government waste. Including textbooks, resources, data systems, etc. It is mind boggling.

I had a consultant tell me she was walking the halls of a high school and stopped by the door of one classroom only to hear the teacher lecturing on World War Eleven (II). At first she thought she was trying to trick the students with the Roman numeral but she never missed a beat and continued her lecture and writing World War II on the board and calling it World War Eleven.

It is very frustrating for those teachers who are professional, dedicated, and have to associate with those just using up oxygen in the building not to mention adversely affecting students for life.


11 posted on 07/21/2013 1:46:20 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: FreeAtlanta

And you can bet that the teachers who were laid off were those with less seniority, and therefore less likely to enjoy those outrageous pension benefits.


12 posted on 07/21/2013 1:49:34 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Between a Rahm and a ‘Tard place - Chicago’s way.

In re, the edumacators of Chicago - don’t just fire ‘em, hang ‘em for treason.


13 posted on 07/21/2013 1:51:06 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: FreeAtlanta

And still, the kids can’t read Cursive. But I bet school taxes will not decrease.


14 posted on 07/21/2013 1:59:20 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: FreeAtlanta


15 posted on 07/21/2013 2:00:44 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

They are in denial and don’t or can’t admit that their long held socialist/communist views just don’t work.


16 posted on 07/21/2013 2:00:48 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Bigger numbers brings more sympathy and outrage. Just following in their community organizer’s footsteps of fudging the numbers.

Our schoold district could cut 90% of the support staff and they wouldn’t be missed.


17 posted on 07/21/2013 2:09:10 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Best picture from Chicago in the past decade:

When the Obama worshipers discovered their Messiah could not deliver the Olympics....look at the shock....I was laughing my ARSE off.

18 posted on 07/21/2013 2:10:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: FreeAtlanta

This (and the Detroit bk) could be fixed so easily with the creation of some additional Baraqqi/Bernanke/Lew minibucks.

Why isn’t that happening?


19 posted on 07/21/2013 2:13:23 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Maudeen
I was told that a test was given in DC to high school teachers and they scored WORSE that 8th grade students!!!

And, the students in DC are among the least educated in the country. Sigh.

20 posted on 07/21/2013 2:22:28 PM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Who would have thought: absent perpetual growth of contributors, defined benefit pensions are unsustainable. Anyone with a modicum of common sense and the ability to do grade school math - that’s who!


21 posted on 07/21/2013 2:26:08 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Layoff all the Chicago teachers and the kids will still be graduated from high school — and they won’t be able to read their names on those diplomas. The Chicago schools are a total joke in very bad taste.
22 posted on 07/21/2013 2:26:46 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Maudeen
Sadly...at one time, your comment would leave me dumbfounded...

Not anymore...

23 posted on 07/21/2013 2:33:32 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

If there’s one thing Chicago politicians know, it’s that the citizens of the city will put up with any amount of corruption as long services work. The growing success of charter schools in Chicago is making it clearer every day that CPS is a service that doesn’t work.


24 posted on 07/21/2013 2:42:34 PM PDT by Eepsy
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To: FreeAtlanta

Whether they are the party of personal responsibility or not, everyone has to pay the piper and face the consequences of our actions.

Deal with it teachers. Sorry. We warned you though.


25 posted on 07/21/2013 2:44:12 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: FreeAtlanta

Public Union Layoffs == “Bloodbath”

Dozens of Kids & Citizens Murdered with Regularity == {{yawn}}


26 posted on 07/21/2013 3:28:38 PM PDT by mikrofon (Da' Chicago Way)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Doesn’t the Chicago Teachers Union force one to belong to the Communist Party to be a teacher? Oh, righhhhht. Most of them do it voluntarily.


27 posted on 07/21/2013 4:27:37 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Gee, who’d a thunk it!?


28 posted on 07/21/2013 4:43:02 PM PDT by vpintheak (We are the the God blessed chosen few! Be thankful for it!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Well, they voted for Rahm, and so now they get to deal with it.


29 posted on 07/21/2013 5:25:39 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Maudeen

Sad and frustrating. But not surprising. I am amazed at how ignorant High School graduates are.


30 posted on 07/21/2013 5:48:45 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Chicago - CPS to lay off 2,113 teachers, staff; CTU calls it ‘a bloodbath’

Even if the CTU doesn't have the brainpower to see it, the administrators can no longer ignore reality. It finally dawned on them that there has already been a huge "bloodbath!" of the working taxpayer.

Why is that never mentioned?

There seems to be a glimmer of hope here. Even the most obtuse liberal is beginning to see that without eliminating "public (self-service) Unions," neither Chicago, nor any other public entity can survive.

Period.

What will it take, fercryinoutloud?

31 posted on 07/21/2013 7:41:41 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Maudeen
It is very frustrating for those teachers who are professional, dedicated, and have to associate with those just using up oxygen in the building not to mention adversely affecting students for life.

Most liberals, and an amazing percentage of "conservatives" have not the slightest clue that "education" has become a gigantic percentage of welfare by another name.
No worse example can be imagined than an unprepared, ignorant, uneducated retard is pretending to educate children, and getting away with it for years, perhaps decades.

And getting unconscionable wages and bennies in the bargain.

32 posted on 07/21/2013 7:48:35 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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