The Chicago Teachers Union, and school employee unions in general, are pulling out all the stops to slow down a school choice and education reform movement that is bowling them over in numerous states and cities.
Bold reform efforts are being pushed by the likes of Republicans like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Democrats like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It’s a bipartisan effort that has Big Labor on its heels.
In Chicago in particular, the teachers union is flailing to stop any meaningful reform it possibly can. In response to the move for a slightly longer school day, the union has demanded an astonishing 30% raise. For weeks, union leaders have been beating the war drums for a teachers’ strike, which could cripple the city. …
But perhaps the most remarkable accusation came when she said, “If charter schools were so good, why didn’t the white folks keep them for themselves?”
Just plain amazing. This is what CPS has teaching our children.
This is how brainwashed some people have become by CTU and it’s tactics. A sorry state of society where race politics superceeds student and parent choice. Troubling days ahead.