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Revealed: The Newest, Secret Tactic by the American Federation of Teachers to Get You to Cough Up More Cash

D G Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 10:48 AM
Too much money is wasted by schools trying to fix broken kids. Sadly, too many simply will not do their assignments. Many of them are high on drugs. They disrupt class rooms, and students who want to learn suffer because the teacher's attention is diverted away form them. Some will be absent without excuses. They eventually drop out of school without graduating. It is just not fair to take tax money away from hard working families to fund the schooling of kids refusing to do their part.
Drifter33 Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 10:57 AM
Yes, it seems to be true that many students lack the motivation to succeed, and it follows that they then drag down their side of the system: their low level of achievement contributes to lower aggregate scores, etc.

But to me, that is a separate issue from the malfeasance wrought by the teachers' unions to squeeze the public dry while not putting out a quality product in their own right. I'm referring to the failed teachers who can't be fired--those who report to so-called "rubber rooms" to "work" (on crossword puzzles & Sudoku) every day. Taxpayers are forced to pay continuing salaries for these dead-weights who produce exactly NOTHING of value, every day.

Public sector unions are sick institutions that need to be dissolved.

Kevlar wrote: Lots of us owe our love of numbers to our Public School Education.

40 percent is the drop-out rate for Chicago Public School Children

40 percent is how many Chicago Public School Teachers won’t send their kids to any public school…not even in Suburbia

40 percent of Chicago Public School 8th Graders rated “basic” and 36 percent rated “below basic” so nearly 80% were not proficient in reading

40 thousand dollars – average household income of Chicago Tax Payers ----- well over 100 thousand is the average household income of Chicago Public School Teachers

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