Tag: Chicago public schools

Will taxpayers subsidize striking teachers?

Will taxpayers end up paying teachers for every day they are on strike? Not a silly a question. In the private sector, striking workers actually give up their pay and they never recover the lost money. No so with Chicago schools. Every day a strike closes the schools is a day that in many cases must... Read more »

Hey, CTU, you're not the school czar

The people, taxpayers and voters of Chicago are. Or at least they should be. But here comes the Chicago Teachers Union, bargaining as if it was the school board and the Chicago Public Schools board was the union’s underlying. Here comes the union, demanding all kinds of things that Illinois law says are outside of... Read more »

More Chicago Teachers Union baloney

The Chicago Teachers Union said in an email that “Despite CPS spin, ‘offer’ falls far short for low-wage teaching assistants, classroom needs.” But it’s in the union’s hands to make sure that the low-wage teachers get a better deal. The CTU moans that: ” Yet the wage floor for teaching assistants still hovers at $30,000/year—less... Read more »
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Why the Chicago Teachers Union demands are outrageous

You don’t have to do a detailed statistical analysis of the Chicago Teachers Union costly demands are outrageous. But if you want more detailed information, turn to the analysis by the Illinois Policy Institute. Before we begin, the union response will be that the Institute is just a right-wing, anti-tax, anti-union outfit that should stick its... Read more »

Blame Chicago teachers and their CTU; not Mayor Lightfoot

Bring Home Chicago, a coalition of homeless advocates, is targeting Mayor Lori Lightfoot for failing to live up to her campaign promise to, in effect, nail “rich” taxpayers to save the homeless. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown explained that Lightfoot will ask the Illinois Legislature to give her authority to raise the real estate transfer... Read more »

More whining from the Chicago Teachers Union

And why not? It’s the Chicago Teachers Union’s job to whine, moan and act as if it is the victim in a crisis that it had such a huge hand in creating. This time, the whine states that while Chicago Public Schools have extorted more money from the financially crippled state of Illinois, too many employees are... Read more »
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Emanuel's good high school diploma idea sets critics' hair on fire

This commentary appeared in RealClearPolitics.com CHICAGO–Mayor Rahm Emanuel has done the unthinkable: He told graduates of the city’s dismal public school system that he wants them to do something with their diploma. Or else they won’t get a diploma. Something like: get a job, go to college, join the military or even sign up for... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools bogus "balanced" budget

The Chicago Public Schools keep saying its budget is balanced, but it keeps spending more than it takes in. Check this out from Truth in Accounting: “Another year, another “balanced budget” for the Chicago Public Schools. More legerdemain from Chicago’s Democratic Machine.

Not Parody: CTU's Karen Lewis blames everyone except herself and Madigan

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis blamed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Chicago Public School district leadership for Chicago and the state’s school funding mess. That’s rich. Can you think of anyone who is more responsible for Chicago and some state public schools tripping over  the brink of financial collapse than Lewis, the... Read more »
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Chicago Teachers Union greed maims Illinois

When the Chicago Teachers Union blitzed Springfield on Wednesday to intimidate lawmakers into collapsing before the teachers’ outrageous demands for more, more and more, they unfurled a sign hanging from the gallery proclaiming, “Rauner’s Greed Hurts Illinois.” They got that wrong. It’s the Chicago Teachers Union greed that is maiming Illinois, sending it into hospice... Read more »
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