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POSTED: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:59pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 6:23pm

When was the last time you had a raise?

I remember when when mine was and I was glad to have it.

I'm really just glad to have a job in this second summer of recovery.

Well, the school teachers in the Chicago teachers union just thumbed their nose at a 20% increase.

That's right, a 20% raise.

Lord, have mercy. They want a 30% raise.

The school district is $700 million in the red. Just more than half the kids there graduate.

The city of Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has asked for a 25% longer school day.

This is how the teachers are reacting.

The reason--- the Chicago teachers union has no competition. Many school districts have no competition and this is why they yelp when someone brings up school vouchers.

Many private school across the country are getting it done. Not all, but many.

TV stations compete. Banks compete.

The problem is many school districts for years have not been held accountable. And when anyone complains, there is a get our backs up, circle the wagon response.


Some parents are also to blame for sending their kids to school with no expectations.

But, that's their and the kids problem.

Most Americans want their kids to get a great education and realize that is key to getting ahead in this country.

What is going on in Chicago public schools is a poster boy for what's going on in this country.

Give me a job. Don't hold me accountable and keep giving me stuff.

This has got to end.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Performance based raises, period. Outlaw unions America can not afford them. GM, Ford and Daimler Chrysler are ALL inferior products to NON-union automobile mfg.'s.

Neal - did you not know that the USA is 25th in the World in many subjects, including Math and Science. Those teachers who are demanding a 30% raise should be dismissed and replaced with teachers who can do the job, "TEACH". It is so common nowadays for schools not to be teaching through "DIRECT INSTRUCTION", it is little wonder that our schools are failing.The average salary for teachers in Illinois is, $58,685.00, 3 months off a year. With a 30% increase $76,290.50. FIRE THESE LOSERS!

unions, welfare, raping taxpayers, Anti-American.

Outlaw unions save America.

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