Posts tagged "Chicago public schools"

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 »

The real reason for the Chicago Teachers Union strike against the students

At first, the Chicago Teachers Union said that the one-day walkout on Friday, April 1, was because its members were getting shafted by the Chicago Public School system. Shafted, as in being asked to shoulder some of the efforts to keep CPS’ from falling into bankruptcy. Then, gee, someone must have realized that depriving students... Read more »

Chicago teachers: You're not being asked to take a 7 percent 'pay cut'

That  seven perrcent will still be yours. It will go to fund your pension. But that seven percent “pay cut in disguise” baloney is being spread around by the Chicago Teachers Union BSers as a way to fire up their sheep, so they will walk out on their students. Chicago Teachers Union BSers get to show... Read more »
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Should Illinois take over Chicago Public Schools?

Gov. Bruce Rauner thinks it’s a good idea. Here’s his logic, according to Mark Litton,of the Illinois News Network: Still, Rauner insists that when the true costs of keeping CPS afloat without a state intervention becomes clear, citizens will pressure state lawmakers to intervene on their behalf rather than see their taxes go up. “You... Read more »

Greedy Chicago Teachers Union rejects generous offer

They would get raises. They’d get layoff protections. They’d snuff out parents’ demand for more charter schools.   They might get a property tax increase (again) to help meet their demands. Yet, the Chicago Teachers Union rejected the better-than-it-should-have-been contract offer from the Chicago School System. (See my earlier post for the details of whatever... Read more »

Chicago SHOULD declare bankruptcy

For some analysts, bankruptcy would be a disaster for Chicago. For others, it would be impossible because it isn’t permitted (yet) by state law. But here’s a school of thought asserting that bankruptcy for Chicago (and Chicago Public Schools) is not only possible, but advisable. It is proposed by Center for Pension Integrity (CPI) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan... Read more »
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Atlantic City may face bankruptcy; is Chicago next?

If the  Laquan McDonald police shooting scandal has a good side for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, it has taken the spotlight off the city’s and school’s march toward bankruptcy. It could be a problem that could end up being as, or more, vexing  than whatever emergency steps he’s trying to use to tamp down the police scandal.... Read more »
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