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Chicago School Leaders Don’t Know How They’re Going to Pay for the New Contract!

DockyWocky Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 9:35 AM
Kiss-kiss, Schmooze-schmooze. Those board members ought to be sued for their fiscal stupidity, and the board really should try to get along with half the number of, pardon the joke, "teachers." Meanwhile, back in the "hood," business goes on as usual. A tax on dope sales would more than pay the teachers union, it just needs inventing a method to collect the tax.
The successful business leaders that sit on the Chicago Board of Education must have checked their brains at the door when they went into the negotiating room with the teachers union. How else could they possibly negotiate a contract that the school district can’t possibly afford?

Truth be told, if board member Penny Pritzker’s Hyatt Hotels operated that way, they’d be out of business. But, alas, this is government. They strike deals with unions and figure out how taxpayers will fund it later.

Reuters tells us:

“Chicago public school teachers returned to...