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Obama Campaign Dodges Chicago Teacher Strikes, Then Makes Jokes

acastillo Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 6:07 PM
You do know that last year 2011, Chicago had its lowest murder rate since 1965? In fact murder rates across the united states have been dropping since the 90's. See: http://progressillinois.com/posts/content/2012/08/23/what-make-chicago-murder-rate

Team Obama is keeping pretty mum when it comes to commenting on the Chicago Teacher Union strike today that left 400,000 students without a classroom to learn in. National press secretary for the Obama campaign, Ben Labolt, dodged questions regarding the matter, essentially saying the strike situation shouldn't be turned into a political football on a national level.
 

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You know what else doesn't help educate kids? Teachers who choose to strike rather than show up to work.

Shortly after Labolt bolted from the...