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September 10, 2012

Chicago Teachers Leave Hundreds of Thousands of Kids Without An Education, For the Children, Or Something

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They could make so much more in another field, you know.
Just ask 'em.

Strange, they keep saying "for the children," but every utterance out of them concerns being personally paid more.

Lots of stuff at Instapundit, including this from John Fund.

Chicago teachers have the highest average salary of any city at $76,000 a year before benefits. The average family in the city only earns $47,000 a year. Yet the teachers rejected a 16 percent salary increase over four years at a time when most families are not getting any raises or are looking for work.

The city is being bled dry by the exorbitant benefits packages negotiated by previous elected officials. 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, a full 71 cents has gone to teacher retirement costs.

But beyond the dollars, the fact is that Chicago schools need a fundamental shakeup which of course the union is resisting. It is calling for changes in the teacher-evaluation system it just negotiated by making student performance less important.

It's all for the children, all of it, all for the children. Why don't you understand?

President Present: No comment, says Jay Carney.



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