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Chicago Strike Shows Why we Need School Choice

jrchambers Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 9:17 PM
Decrease class size. Hire more teachers.
GaryL1 Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 12:11 AM
At my son's high school, most classes have at least 40 students and some have over 50. That's not teaching, that's just crowd control.
David4 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 10:21 PM
First, that's been tried. It hasn't worked. Not the way CPS is currently set up.
Second, Chicago doesn't have money in the budget to hire that many teachers at union wages, or any competitive wages.
It says something about today’s public education reality that the two sides in the teachers’ union dispute in Chicago are the union and the mayor.

Allegedly the point of schools is to educate children. But which side in this dispute has sole interest in children and their parents?

The answer, of course, is neither side.

Unions are about the economic interests of the teachers. The mayor is about his budget and the economic interests of the city.

No one solely represents the interests of the kids.

It’s not to say that...