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Chicago School Leaders Don’t Know How They’re Going to Pay for the New Contract!

Robert474 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:26 PM
Perhaps we should let the teachers come up with a way to pay for all of the contract, after all they are teachers with experience. NOT
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 9:48 PM
Paying for anything is usually easy. It's the cutting something else that makes it difficult for a city Mayor or town council.
The successful business leaders that sit on the Chicago Board of Education must have checked their brains at the door when they went into the negotiating room with the teachers union. How else could they possibly negotiate a contract that the school district can’t possibly afford?

Truth be told, if board member Penny Pritzker’s Hyatt Hotels operated that way, they’d be out of business. But, alas, this is government. They strike deals with unions and figure out how taxpayers will fund it later.

Reuters tells us:

“Chicago public school teachers returned to...