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Chicago Strike Shows Why we Need School Choice

C.H. Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 3:42 PM
Why does no one fight these public sector unions in an antitrust, monopoly busting, lawsuit. How is it any different from a corporation not allowing it's competition to succeed, demanding more money for the product and shortchanging it's patrons to get more profit for themselves? "The United States antitrust law is a body of law that prohibits anti-competitive behavior (monopoly) and unfair business practices. Antitrust laws are intended to encourage competition in the marketplace.[1] These competition laws make illegal certain practices deemed to hurt businesses or consumers or both, or generally to violate standards of ethical behavior." Why is teaching sacrosanct when they are actually hurting the communities they are working for?
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...