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

guestwho2 Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 6:25 PM
The testing wouldn't be necessary if the teachers were doing their jobs. The tests are, in effect, the rest of society asking "Why are ignorant 'graduates' being foisted on us year after year, given the oceans of cash we've spent on public schools?" We simply can't believe that the teachers are, well, failing this miserably and consistently. And no, the teachers aren't standing up for any students, only themselves. It's amazing how many continue to be taken in by that tissue-thin ruse.

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...