chicago teachers union on Townhall

Kyle Olson - Fri Mar 29

There she goes again. Karen Lewis just can’t help herself. ... more

Kyle Olson - Thu Mar 28

Why is our government education system so dysfunctional? Perhaps because parents often don’t get the truth and administrators and teachers are constantly fighting each other. ... more

Kyle Olson - Fri Jan 25

The Detroit News recently reported that union membership has declined five-tenths of a percentage point – 11.8 to 11.3 – in the workforce. ... more

Kyle Olson - Mon Jan 14

Instead of appropriately dealing with gang-related violence, an independent Chicago school closure commission is recommending no school closures because such a move could force students to cross gang lines. ... more

Kyle Olson - Tue Jan 8

The Chicago Teachers Union is not just about looking out for its members’ interests. The union wants to fundamentally change America, too. ... more

Kyle Olson - Thu Nov 1

The fact that only 11 people showed “for a discussion of the 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike and what it means for Michigan unions,” could be signal that there may be underwhelming support for the unions’ Proposal 2 on Michigan’s statewide ballot. ... more

Kyle Olson - Thu Oct 25

So much for finding favor with the hometown crowd. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sat Sep 29

Sound financial management clearly wasn’t a concern to any party involved in the recent contract negotiations in Chicago Public Schools. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sat Sep 29

Sound financial management clearly wasn’t a concern to any party involved in the recent contract negotiations in Chicago Public Schools. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Sep 26

The Chicago teachers strike is over, but the public didn't win. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sat Sep 22

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? ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Mon Sep 17

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. ... more

Star Parker - Mon Sep 17

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. ... more

Kevin Glass - Sun Sep 16

Humberto Fontova - Sat Sep 15

You just knew Che Guevara would show up as an icon of the union demonstrators in Chicago. Why? Well, let’s consider the factors in this demonstration by union-educators who were mostly educated by other union-educators. ... more

Linda Chavez - Fri Sep 14

Children in Chicago may soon be back in school, if members of the 26,000-member Chicago Federation of Teachers vote to accept a new contract whose details at this writing are still being finalized. But are there any winners in this confrontation in the nation's third-largest school district with some 350,000 students? ... more

Mike Gallagher - Thu Sep 13

If they Chicago teachers strike proves just one thing, it is this; liberals hate teachers. If you would permit me, let me explain this seemingly counterintuitive statement. ... more

Cal Thomas - Thu Sep 13

"There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." -- Calvin Coolidge, responding to the 1919 Boston police strike. ... more

Marybeth Hicks - Wed Sep 12

On Monday, Chicago’s 26,000 public school teachers walked out of the classroom and, after a quick stop at Target for red T-shirts, assembled in the Windy City’s downtown Loop to make this crucial point: It’s not about the children. It’s about us. ... more

Kyle Olson - Wed Sep 12

On the first day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, the union had the gall to use student protesters as props in its fight for bigger raises and better benefits, but less accountability. ... more

Michelle Malkin - Wed Sep 12

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. ... more

Chicago, IL - Tue Sep 11

The perfect man to be giving advice on education. ... more