Meeks Calls Teachers Union "Biggest Gang Problem"

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"The BDs [Black Disciples] are not the biggest gang problem, the GDs [Gangster Disciples] are not the biggest gang problem, the Vice Lords are not the biggest gang problem, the Four Corner Hustlers are not the biggest gang problem... The biggest gang problem in Chicago is the Chicago Teachers Union." (Quoted in Substance News)

No
one's exactly sure what to make of these comments attributed to
Reverend James Meeks at last weekend's PUSH meeting.  Another self-serving Meeks
stunt?  A slam against union president Marilyn Stewart?  A veiled defense of South Side gangs?
  

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  • LMAO!!!! How entertaining is it going to be when Meeks and JJ try to splain this one???

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    HE doesn't explain ANYTHING! He just says whatever dribble comes out of his mouth and leaves it hanging out there without explanation. I don't understand how any teachers could possibly belong to his church with all the teacher-hatred this man has . What a sad example of a public servant or of a preacher.

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    Meeks is helping move the middle class out of chicago? Actually, I think crappy neighborhood schools are doing more to accomplish that feat. He's right to start spreading the blame around. Kids are suffering but all the union and its members can do is blame everyone else for the failures, then get disgustingly defensive when people call them out. Uncle Tom? Really?

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    There is a problem at CPS. It is about lack of leadership, expertise and knowledge. Meeks can easily say that there is a problem. Most of the the African American alderman have sold out to Daley and have continued the practice of buying into the PLANTATION POLITICS for their 20 pieces of silver. Meeks and other African American preachers are no longer prophetic but milk the system for their own political and economic gain. Shame on Meeks. Meeks should shows his ignorance by putting the onus of the problem on the Teacher's Union when the leadership of the union is in Daley's pocket! Dumb Meeks!

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    meeks took money from the union last year so what does that make him?

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    Retired Principal said: A pimp!

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    sto[ blaming crappy schools on teachers--what about the parents who dont care? we feed these kids, we dress them, we even change some of them, we cant even get parents to get them to the doctor or to take their medication. Some of these kids are gang bangin cause their parents are. Why is it all on the school? For parents to get welfare or foodstamps, they shoul dhave to work in the school for it and learn a skill. I am sick of being blammed when I have 34 students in a class, and no aide or parent help.

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    kudos to substance for digging out the transcript of the meeks speech from a couple of weeks ago, which may or may not affect your perception of what meeks is all about:

    http://www.substancenews.net/articles.php?page=969§ion=Article

    / alexander

  • how i wish i could lmao. this is sick! meeks is a tool for daley-an uncle tom. will meeks call out all the alderman who use gang bangers to get out the vote for them on election day. And CTU gave this guy $ to be elected? Meeks is creepy, meeks is sick and he is no man of god. he is helping to move the middle class out of chicago!

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