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

OverDHill Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 9:28 AM
Irrelevant. Michelle is in the private sector. Her earnings are based on the value of her work in the market place. You may not like her because she is successful but liberals don't value success. How, much is someone worth who produces a product which 70% out of spec. If teachers were making pistons for gas engines only 30% would usable. Rewarding substandard work is insanity. Screw the teachers. There are several learning programs in use in schools around the country that produce superior students with significantly higher skills. I can not understand how building trades unions can support teachers. What if 70% of your plumbing leaked, your electrical wiring had shorts and faults, your roofs leaked and heating failed so pipe freez
Joe296 Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 9:49 AM
I am one of Michelle's biggest fans! You missed the point. There is a great fallacy among the general public that anyone can walk in off the street at be an effective teacher. Teaching, especially teaching some of the kids today, is an extremely difficult job. Thin skinned people need not apply!! Blow hard phoneys need not apply! If you got a big ego, do not apply!! These kids will cut you down to size in short order. "Her earnings are based on the value of her work" Gee..Monday morning quarterbacks are worth more than the people playing the game on the field??

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...