5 things you need to know about Chicago public-school teachers’ strike

My writer friend, Robert K. Wilcox, just alerted me to a new political humor blog, AntiOccamSociety. Rumor is that the blogger was the creator of that very funny TV show “WKRP in Cincinnati.” 😉

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In the meantime, I’m republishing stealing AntiOccamSociety’s post of September 4, 2012. 😀

~Eowyn

September 4, 2012

If You Can Read Some Of This, Thank A Teacher

Chicago teachers have the highest average salary of any American city at $76,000 a year before benefits. The average family in the city earns $47,000 a year and does not receive three months off in the summer.

Chicago teachers pay only 3 percent of their health-care costs and out of every new dollar set aside for public education in Illinois in the last five years, 71 cents has gone to teacher retirement costs.

Chicago teachers are responsible for 15 percent of all fourth graders being proficient in reading and thanks to them a full 44 percent of students who enter their freshman year of high school go on to graduate.

Chicago teachers have rejected a 16 percent salary increase over the next four years and are on strike.

Chicago teachers say they’re doing this for the kids.

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Vic Bailey
Vic Bailey
8 years ago

This is what happens when a Socialist Union takes over, just like they broke the auto industry, wake up America, the Socialist will TAKE IT ALL, and laugh all the way to the bank because you all so STUPID! Same way with a government workers union, when they don’t have to work and CAN’T be fired! They also make almost TWICE what the private sector make, DAHHH! Semper Fi.

Paul
Paul
8 years ago

People are so far behind the federal governments inflation curve I’m surprised anyone can even survive this economy.

hrmfc
hrmfc
8 years ago

I am no supporter of teacher’s unions, especially Chicago’s but I would like to stick up for teachers in general. I am retired now but taught for twenty one years. I also went back to school and earned my Master Degree in Education. I was earning $72000 when I left teaching but I started out at $7500. I never had three months off in the summer, it was usually two months and maybe the last week in June and it was an unpaid vacation. Though my teaching hours were from 8 to 3:30, I was always at school much earlier… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Ignorant, angry and entitled socialists… maybe they should teach better for what they get now?

Steven Broiles
Steven Broiles
8 years ago

I was a public high school teacher in New York City for twelve years, and let me tell you what teachers are up against, generally speaking, and I will be as brief as possible. Many enter the teaching profession and care personally. They obtain Masters Degrees and tenure in order to pursue a career. But there is no real discipline for disruptive students, many of whom have real problems at home. Administrators are accountable to the school board for results, and if they fail, the state can move in to take control of the school building itself. They have no… Read more »

genomega1
genomega1
8 years ago

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5 things you need to know about Chicago public-school teachers’ strike

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8 years ago

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Marine101
Marine101
8 years ago

I say we drag them into the streets and beat em to death. Oh, too strong? My bad. Okay, just shit-can them all and hire monkeys to replace em.