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Just as Intended, Teachers Strike Hurts Families

duif100 Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 8:57 AM
We need a constitutional amendment to outlaw civil servant unions. We also need to fire all striking teachers and replace them with teachers who do really care about educating. Where is Nancy Pelosy? Is she condemming the actions of the teachers union "for the sake of the children"?
Steve1650 Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 10:11 AM
Why do teachers even need a union? So they don't fall into a meat grinder? To make sure the coal mine has safe working conditions? How about an 8 hour workday? Oh that's right, on top of everything else, the Chicago Teachers also have one of the shortest workdays among teachers nation wide. They are also striking against a longer day that would bring them closer to the national average
Rochesternative Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 11:05 AM
Way WAY back when teachers did not have any protections in the work place (look up 1895 teacher employment). But now-a-days...(and even past like 1930) teacher unions are OUTDATED. Read NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education.
wcouch Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 9:43 AM
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...