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"A" Is for Agitation: Radical Chicago Teachers on Parade

Frank391 Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 6:31 PM
The teachers couldn't care less about the students.
Kepha Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 9:02 PM
No, I'm going to stick up for my colleagues, who more often than not really do care, and more often than not have a lot more common sense than the people who end up representing them.
The problems of the schools are a lot more complex than either the apologists for bad teachers or some of the critics of the union make them out to be.

The public school is simply the first casualty of the general decay of common sense going on in our country for some time now.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis walks, talks and barks like a rootsy Occupy Wall Street activist. But this Big Labor loudmouth who's leading the abandonment of nearly 400,000 schoolchildren in the Windy City is just another power-grabbing union fat cat.

Instead of academic excellence, she rails about "social justice." Instead of accountability, she fumes about "profits" and curses merit pay. Lewis has marched with the Occu-clowns denouncing capitalism and promoting "socialism (as) the alternative." She raves: "Occupy Wall Street and the whole concept of the 99 percent is an extraordinarily important movement."

And she earned praise as a...