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Chicago Strike Shows Why we Need School Choice

anonymous Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 2:25 PM
I seen the poor people come out for the strike walking side by side with people that make 76,000 dollars a year plus 14 weeks vacation every year and have better health care then the poor folks marching with them. What happend to Hate the Rich, and rich is what a teacher must look like too them.
It says something about today’s public education reality that the two sides in the teachers’ union dispute in Chicago are the union and the mayor.

Allegedly the point of schools is to educate children. But which side in this dispute has sole interest in children and their parents?

The answer, of course, is neither side.

Unions are about the economic interests of the teachers. The mayor is about his budget and the economic interests of the city.

No one solely represents the interests of the kids.

It’s not to say that...