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Monday, September 10, 2012

Chicago Teachers Union Strikes



Chicago Teachers Union Strikes
Rahm Emanuel Responds

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

All about children my ass. Its all about the EVIL TEACHERS UNIONS and the teachers greed for more easy money! NOTHING, NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CHILDREN OR THEIR EDUCATION PERIOD. Fire them all and hire new people that want to work and not look at the taxpayer as SANTA CLAUSE.

Anonymous said...

So YOU'RE volunteering to put your effort where your mouth is? YOU PERSONALLY are going to make the commitment to our children to put YOURSELF in front of 5 or 6 classes a day, and accept the responsibility for the education? Excellent! My hat's off to you.

Anonymous said...

Chicago spends FIVE BILLION per year and we get this pathetic school system with mostly pathetic teachers and mostly pathetic administrators and almost all pathetic elected officials.

I feel sorry for the kids and the FEW good teachers and FEW good administrators, but seems to we are wasting billions and it's just getting worse.

Anonymous said...

Time to automate the learning experience and eliminate the classroom lead instruction in favor of SUPERIOR social media based learning.

Teachers are no loner needed nor beneficial, they detract from the learning experience and are bad relics of a past that neds to go away.

dan lentz said...

Cut pay in half, give everyone a 401K; class size could be cut in half with twice the teachers for the same money. Who needs an $80,000 per year, masters degree educator to teach 4th grade math? If an educator wishes additional education, at his/her own expense, to further a career, it MAY be rewarded, but should not be guaranteed. An education that pads the educators' pockets should NOT be paid by the taxpayer. Run the schools like I run my business.

Anonymous said...

You mean into the ground?

Anonymous said...

1:18 that is a great post with all the words spelled wrong saying we don't need teachers!

Anonymous said...

We do not need teachers, they can all be replaced by an on-line academy. No pensions, no health insurance, no strikes, no employment taxes and consistent quality that eliminates the advantage one school district has over another - total equality at last. And all this at a fraction of the cost.

Anonymous said...

That is about the stupidest thing I have ever heard. I can understand that you think teachers make too much, but obviously you have never worked with kids.

Anonymous said...

Online instruction is great, but would not fully prepare our young people for their roles in society. My own son is a computer professional (currently employed as a programmer at a video game company). Even in his field, face-to-face communication and teamwork are vital skills and can make or break his chances of success. My son tells me that the connections he made in high school and college and the real-world skills he learned there are more valuable to him now than all the hours he spent in front of a computer--and that's a tech professional talking!

Yes, online learning is a good thing--but it cannot totally replace a brick-and-mortar school setting for our young people.

dan lentz said...

70% of every dollar spent in the Chicago schools goes to the pensions. How can you possibly run an efficient business with this kind of overhead?

I also disagree with the online only arguements. You'd still need oversight.

Anonymous said...

Oh pleases get real. Virtual classrooms are in every single way superior and allow for face to face interaction and teamwork. You people need to get out of the 1980s. Classroom lead instruction is a relic of the past, inefficient and a misallocation of society's resources.

Companies all over the world now collaborate in cyberspace in virtual team rooms, you can see one another, hear one another and share resources.

Anonymous said...

9:51 - who's the online interaction with in a virtual classroom...if you fire all the teachers?

And how's that going to lower the unemployment rate in this country? Millions of teachers out of work - yeah good call.

Anonymous said...

9:51-please learn basic grammar before pontificating about education and your arguement would go over better. Your example is talking about fully functioning adults, not kids who need to learn the skills these people already possess.

Al Kohollick said...

They make an average salary of $70,000. They teach in what many acknowledge as one of the worst Public Education school systems in the USA. The average U.S. teacher salary is about $50,000. The strike is about GREED and POWER. It ain't about the children as CTU propaganda states. The CTU leader is clearly a militant who has no business representing any professional organization. This CTU is arrogant and is disrespecting the honest hard-working taxpayer who is paying for their bloated salaries and benefits.

Anonymous said...

Well put Al.

Anonymous said...

Why is Openline deleting posts on Facebook about the problems with d129. Also why is it in other districts like d131 you can sign up to speak he night of he meeting but in d129 you have to call the district office. Rumor is backgrounds checks never had been run on Ormond and that would had stopped the entire thing. I hear speakers are coming to the next d129 Board meeting asking for Rydland resignation.

Speakers will also ask for the d203 Bridges resignation.

Yet no report from Openline and very little from the Beacon thanks CPS news. Throw the crooks out

Anonymous said...

Whomever is correct.

Children pick up technology readily when introduced to it at a young age.

There is no longer any justification to waste money on on site teacher lead classroom instruction. Get rid of the teachers on site teachers. If you get rid of the teachers you eliminate all inequality in schools and take out one giant variable.

We are using A Beka on-line for our 3 children ages 7, 13, 16.

Our 16 is a Sophmore at Waubonsee Community College and our other two are ahead of the curve also.

When we started out video was the option we used, as technology changed we went to live streaming.

There are many options available, we chose A Beka because it was in keeping with our values.

If you go to the link below you can select video-->samples from the menu in order to experience it.

https://www.abekaacademy.org/



Anonymous said...

Who watches your kids during the day when they would be at school?

Anonymous said...

So because it worked for you it will work for everybody? Come out to the real world where every home is not cookie cutter perfect and see what it is like. The biggest variable in schools is not the teachers, it is the kids. I'm guessing you kept your kids home to not mix with the animals and get a "Christian" education. Here is another opinion on Abeka.
http://bradconte.com/review_abeka_acadamy.html

Anonymous said...

So because it worked for you it will work for everybody?

Chicago public schools have 50% failure rate. How is that working for everyone?

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing you kept your kids home to not mix with the animals and get a "Christian" education.

No we are agnostics. However the curriculum was excellent, readily available, and with a large track record of success.

Anonymous said...

You actually think you will get better results with the Chicago kids with self paced computer classes? Again, crawl out to the real world.

Anonymous said...

A large track record of success with kids who come from homes full of people who care about them and make education a priority, this is far from a random sample of society.

Anonymous said...

The kids grow up to be prostitutes, drug dealers or thugs anyway. I say, save the tax money and fire all the teachers. Then convert all the schools into casinos.

Anonymous said...

Now there is an intelligent post!

Anonymous said...

I must say 11:13am post was a half - truthful one. Can anyone name just one person who graduated from a Chicago Public School and was of any significance to society? All your high IQ students come from private or charter schools. The difference is black and white.

Anonymous said...

5:58 your post is a less-than-half-truthful one. Once you put "all" in there and make it an absolute you ruined your own argument. Nothing is "all" or "black and white" in this situation. Do some research; a number of those charter schools, held out to be the solution to all the world's problems, are doing no better than the public schools.

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