POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:10pm
UPDATED: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 2:11pm
tyler, tx — What a mess this teachers strike is in Chicago.
You have the nations third largest school system. Teachers making 76k a year and that's before benefits.
A school system that's $700 million in the hole. Only slightly more than half of the kids graduate.
This morning, it was revealed most 8th graders can't read. The school system is a mess and they are turning down a 16% raise.
They want 20%. A while back they wanted 30%.
And listen to this, one of the main sticking points is despite the school systems lack of success, they demand not to be evaluated.
If you deserve such a huge pay increase, why won't you be evaluated? I'm evaluated. The newsroom and everyone putting on the news right now is evaluated.
This is a huge test for unions because this is showing how out of touch they are.
The head of the president's Department of Education used to run Chicago schools. Even he has said they need to look at other ways of teaching, such as demanding more from teachers, looking at vouchers and common sense steps.
Both the NEA and the AFT have strongly endorsed Obama's re-election despite his administration's support of policies to expand charter schools, weaken tenure and base teacher evaluations on how much student performance improves. But they still are one big happy political family.
Well, the world is watching. That is the world that pays attention to news and not what the Kardashians are doing.
This is lunacy to the 10th power.
Hey, I learned that in school.
That's my point of view, what's yours?