Skip to comments.Protesters plan to be heard on CPS finances ('Rahm hates teachers'?)
Posted on 07/25/2013 2:35:09 AM PDT by Libloather
The woeful state of Chicago Public Schools' finances, which has led to teacher and staff layoffs and criticism about budget priorities, will bring protesters to today's monthly Board of Education meeting and to City Hall.
CTU President Karen Lewis said in a statement that the blame for layoffs and school closings isn't with pensions but rather the district's "heavily financed corporate school reform agenda."
The union and other critics have blasted city spending on DePaul's basketball arena and privately run schools like charters.
"It is time CPS ended its reign of error and got back into the business of providing a high-quality education for our students," Lewis said.
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First image of the video @ the link.
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.
Didn’t some of these same Chicago Unionized teachers cross into Wisconsin when those big, leftist protests against Gov. Scott Walker were going on? Funny now in that Wi. under Walker has laid off zero teachers IIRC. But let not reality get in the way of leftist lie’deology.