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Chicago Teachers Union to Go On Strike

theodp (442580) writes | about a year and a half ago

Education 1

theodp (442580) writes "Less than a week after classes began for most school children, Chicago's 25,000 unionized public school teachers are expected to walk off the job Monday for the first time in 25 years. Citing the city's latest offer, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called it a 'strike of choice' on the part of the teachers' union. Andrew Broy, president of the Bill Gates-backed Illinois Network of Charter Schools, said he expects uncertainty over a teachers strike to boost charter enrollment, pushing it to more than 50,000 students. The city's 118 charter schools — some of which are bankrolled by tech billionaires — are not affected by a strike, which is likely to exacerbate the battle of the Chicago Teachers Union vs. Astroturf Billionaires."

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Fire them all (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41286563)

The education system should have one priority and no other, 'What is in the best interests of the children?'.

The educational bureaucracy is little more than a necessary evil, like law enforcement. Teachers should be hired and fired the same as professional athletes. You make the cut(get results) or you don't. If you get better results than your peers you should get paid more.

If they don't like that system there's always barber college.

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