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Obama Campaign Dodges Chicago Teacher Strikes, Then Makes Jokes

gfaith Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 2:30 PM
Fire them all! No more teachers union! Then re-hire unemployed teachers based on past performance in the classroom. Problem SOLVED!! GET BACK TO WORK! See Ya Teachers UNION. Now you are "SOMETHING THAT I USED TO KNOW"

Team Obama is keeping pretty mum when it comes to commenting on the Chicago Teacher Union strike today that left 400,000 students without a classroom to learn in. National press secretary for the Obama campaign, Ben Labolt, dodged questions regarding the matter, essentially saying the strike situation shouldn't be turned into a political football on a national level.
 

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You know what else doesn't help educate kids? Teachers who choose to strike rather than show up to work.

Shortly after Labolt bolted from the...