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

Earline Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 2:34 PM
A report last week stated that 40% of Chicago teachers send their own children to private schools. What does that tell you? I was a product of the Chicago school system. Back then discipline was priority we learned but not enough to prepare us for college. When my children came along we left, literally we moved to a another state with a much better school system where teacher's taught well and prepared our kids for higher education.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 9:58 PM
I never know what to make of this stat.
Just because one works in a public school does not mean you desire to choose to send your kids there. Just as working in a private school does not mean you want to send your kids there.
My mother worked in both public and private schools and sent kids to both as well as homeschooled.
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...