Black People Politics : Chicago teacher strike poses test for unions

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... In the end, education reform, as proposed by the President's administration, appears to be the only solution to this dilemma. Teachers have failed to take over their unions and are drifting away from what's best for the students.

    Chicago teacher strike poses test for unions

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    Thousands of public school teachers rally outside Chicago Public Schools district headquarters on the first day of strike action over teachers' contracts on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 in Chicago. For the first …

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive teacher strike in Chicagooffers a high-profile test for the nation's teacher unions, which have seen their political influence threatened as a growing reform movement seeks to expand charter schools, get private companies involved with failing schools and link teacher evaluations to student test scores.
    Union leaders are taking a major stand on teacher evaluations, one of the key issues in the Chicago dispute. If they lose there, it could have ripple effects around the country.
    The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association — the nation's two largest teacher unions — have been playing defense in jurisdictions around the country as Republicans and Democrats alike seek greater concessions in a bid to improve ailing public schools.
    http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-teacher-strike-poses-test-unions-071221549.html



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    Several reports have emerged that these teachers in Chicago are already getting paid 69,0000 - 76,000 a year, and that does not include benefits. It's sickening that they even have the gall to ask for more. I hope Mayor Emanuel and the CBOE don't cave to their demands.
     
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    This is a right wingnut view. Is this about pay or is it about class size and tenure? Both issues are about students







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    ... Do you have any data or sources in support of the allegation to share?



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  5. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    ... Is your reply largely to the previous poster? Help me understand where you are going with this.

    Actually, all of it trickles down and benefits the student, even in a round about way; if not directly. But it seems the unions will have to compromise on tenure of those teachers not worth their salt, so to speak.



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    What and who defines, not worth the salt?






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    I'm not against them earning great pay. But their the highest paid in the nation and their student performance is horrible. They were given the opportunity to take a 16% raise - keep in mind Chicago is broke and CPS has no idea where the money is gonna come from - and they rejected it. They're being greedy.
     
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