Tuesday, September 11, 2012

- The Fine Print

The more you look at the numbers the more unconscionable the Chicago Teacher's unions look. Horrible graduation rates. Only 6% of graduates go on to college. 79% of 8th graders not reading at an 8th grade level. Average income of all Chicagoans 49K, average teacher, 76K.

These people shouldn't just be fired, they should be jailed.

9 comments:

Chess said...

And that doesnt include benefits or that it is a 9 month year.....

Keith said...

Let it fester to bring their abject ineptitude and arrogance to light. Thiere is no way for the teachers to put enough lipstick on this pig, and the longer it goes on, the more their greed and incompetence is exposed. The poor students aren't learning anything anyway.

Tom said...

You're right of course Kieth. Which is why Barry will dive in and force a compromise. The unions know this and therefore have reason to hold out. If the kids get screwed, what the hell do they care. They don't really have any downside. But Rahm and Barry have to get this off the front page so they'll pay (or give in or whatever) to do it.

Bzod said...

Tom,
Musing from a few corners (Rush included) that this is a coordinated move by Rahm/BO/Teachers Union, allowing for Barry to ride in and save the day "for the children" while generating turnout+++ from his already in the bag teachers constituency. I hate to see boogey men around every corner, but it does make some sense. The counter, via Instapundit, is Heinlein:"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity" which seems more yours/Keith's view.

chess said...

Bzod.Love that last part.

Repubs are trying to learn to bring a gun to a gun fight.

Paul Ryan: We stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel against the Chicago teachers’ union
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 9:13:13 AM · by bigbob
Hot Air ^ | 9-10-12 | Allahpundit
Neither Jay Carney nor Romney mentioned Rahm in their respective statements on the strike (Carney punted on the matter altogether, not surprisingly), but Ryan knows a political opportunity when he sees one. In a standoff between two of Obama’s biggest cronies, his former chief of staff and the unions that bankroll him, The One’s going to strain mightily to remain scrupulously neutral. Romney/Ryan’s task: Make that neutrality as uncomfortable as possible. The only surprise, says National Journal, is that it took the campaign this long to twist the knife. “If you turned on the TV this morning or sometime today,...

Keith said...

Karen Lewis declared Godfather Rahm a "liar" in public, and the union still has its hackles up from the Walker put down in Wisconsin. They (the union) put an enormous amount of energy in a losing effort, and union participation plummeted. Bad blood here is real. I'll go with stupid over coordinated.

chess said...

Oh Tom..On a lighter side..
Im a country boy born and raised,..Plus im 58 live alone and worry more bout the quality of my bourbon than food. So im waiting for a $10 walmart Stoufers party size lasagna too cook and i flip up my tivo and realize Masterchef is on.. Great Final episode.
In my mind how could she have lost? A big chunk of poke belly with an egg on top. Mom Im home!!!!! I dont need the sorbet or the salad . All I could think of was Merck woould turn it into advertising for LIPITOR.

Tom said...

Yeah I caught that too. I think she probably could have served them anything and won - she was such a fan favorite that there might have been a backlash in ratings if she lost.

Still, I was impressed. I think her competitor was obviously a first rate chef too. But my daughter and I both were rooting for Christine. and it was fun to see her pull it out.




Anonymous said...

They are being clever. They know Chicago doesn't have the money, and worry about Obama being reelected. A strike now may prompt the scumbag in the White House to use Fed funds, our money, to buy them off. He will.