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Just as Intended, Teachers Strike Hurts Families

mdeets Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 12:06 PM
Just an afterthought; where is Obama who said he would be out there because he had a coat, hat and shoes and would be right there marching with unions on strike? I cannot understand why this man has any believability left. Also we certainly wouldn't want parents able to choose where their kids go to school with a voucher program because then these 30,000 striking teachers would not have a job.
Steve1650 Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 10:21 AM
MDEETS - Obama is that same guy who had no time to meet with his jobs council or PM Netanyahu but has gone on to party with Beyonce once again.
Reyne Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 4:00 PM
I wouldn't advise anyone to go into teaching in public schools these days---why put up with the abuse from thugs in class, overpaid admins, who often never taught a class and have no clue and abuse from the outside. Teachers today are better trained and work harder and longer hours than mine did--but we were a better generation. Our parents did not expect school to babysit us--and we were taught to respect teachers.
Steve1650 Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 10:22 AM
Reyner - Chicago teachers have on of the shortest teacher workdays in the US
The true long-term impact of the Chicago teachers strike may be not be known for some time. But there is no mystery about its impact in the immediate term -- anxiety, panic, and disruption for myriad mothers and fathers left in the lurch when 30,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union walked away from their classrooms last week just as a new school year was getting underway.

"Parents and guardians frantically sought last-minute child care, pleaded with their bosses for leniency, and hoped that their kids would return to school sooner rather than later," reported the Chicago...