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Just as Intended, Teachers Strike Hurts Families

Dennis in NH Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 8:36 AM
Isn't this a similar situation to President Regan and the air traffic controlers. Maybe the same solution is required. Fire ALL the striking teachers, The ones who do not want the union can then be re-hired, new teachers ( unemployed recent graduates ) retired professionals, who want to make a difference in young peoples lives. Teach the students who WANT TO LEARN, babysit the rest
Rochesternative Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 11:10 AM
Babysit them until when...they become welfare recipients? Not educating is not an option. (NOT that the CPS are doing a fantastic...or even adequate job), but get rid of the union so that bad teachers can be fired
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 9:31 AM
The CTU are allowed to strike. Air traffic controllers weren't.
NormRx Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 9:36 AM
Steve1650 Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 10:13 AM
Funny you mention that because its against IL state law to strike concerning items OTHER than salary, which is what they are doing.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 1:36 PM
Steve, I believe the wording is compensation.
Obviously that is on the table.
The true long-term impact of the Chicago teachers strike may be not be known for some time. But there is no mystery about its impact in the immediate term -- anxiety, panic, and disruption for myriad mothers and fathers left in the lurch when 30,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union walked away from their classrooms last week just as a new school year was getting underway.

"Parents and guardians frantically sought last-minute child care, pleaded with their bosses for leniency, and hoped that their kids would return to school sooner rather than later," reported the Chicago...