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Chicago Strike Shows Why we Need School Choice

Pat1392 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 10:09 AM
If you are in the 5th grade, your test scores need to show you are in the 5th before you go to 6th. I have seen too many kids refuse to test --the teacher gets the blame. The problems are profound, the reasons are many. Most teachers work very hard.
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...