A very good column by Mary Laney exploring just how insane Illinois is.
Teachers and employees are being laid off, yet no one has touched the countless Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Assistant Principles, and multiple (and unnecessary) School Districts that overlap in townships and suburbs. It is that overlapping bureaucracy that is highly overpaid and mostly unnecessary. It is the teaching force that is necessary in Illinois.
And teachers would not have to be laid off if they had agreed to take one small pay cut for one year. Some teachers say the union never brought the possibility of a pay cut to their attention. If that is the case, the union should be put on the hot seat for defrauding its members out of a chance to vote and save jobs
Read it in The Chicago Daily Observer