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"A" Is for Agitation: Radical Chicago Teachers on Parade

Account closed Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 12:27 AM
America could drastically turn the tables on teachers unions if they were to do this - and they should. There are a lot of qualified people out there (perhaps not "certified" but certainly capable) who would love those jobs. This is a great excuse to implement a voucher system nationwide. Create competition. Put seniors to work part time teaching the youth what they need to know to get by.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis walks, talks and barks like a rootsy Occupy Wall Street activist. But this Big Labor loudmouth who's leading the abandonment of nearly 400,000 schoolchildren in the Windy City is just another power-grabbing union fat cat.

Instead of academic excellence, she rails about "social justice." Instead of accountability, she fumes about "profits" and curses merit pay. Lewis has marched with the Occu-clowns denouncing capitalism and promoting "socialism (as) the alternative." She raves: "Occupy Wall Street and the whole concept of the 99 percent is an extraordinarily important movement."

And she earned praise as a...