Week 2: Chicago Teachers Strike Contnues, Mayor Emanuel Turning to the Courts to End Strike … The Children (the Pawns) the Real Losers
Who honestly feels sorry for teachers who make on average$76,000 and offered 16% pay raise over next 4 years? These jokers actually wanted a 30% raise and no performance evaluation. Like anyone in America gets such a deal, especially during these difficult economic times. All this while the Chicago public schools are failing the children.
The Chicago teachers strike enters week two as they balk on the offer presented to them and Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes to the courts to force an end to the strike. Some thing must be done to end this fiasco and disgrace. It has become obvious that the teachers union cares little for the pawns, I mean the children. They waited until school started to try this power play? Mayor Emanuel announced in a statement that he’s asked city lawyers to file an injunction in circuit court to “immediately end this strike.”
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to the courts to try to put an end to a teachers strike that’s entering its second week and has left parents scrambling to make alternative child care arrangements for at least two more days.
The union and school leaders seemed headed toward a resolution at the end of last week, saying they were optimistic students in the nation’s third-largest school district would be back in class by Monday. But teachers uncomfortable with a tentative contract offer decided Sunday to remain on strike, saying they needed more time to review a complicated proposal.
More from CNN on the Teachers Strike. The Lonely Conservative weighs in and states, “the Chicago Teachers Union don’t even seem to be pretending it’s about the children anymore.” Honestly, they never did.
He contended the strike is illegal because “it is over issues that are deemed by state law to be nonstrikable, and it endangers the health and safety of our children.”
Teachers in Chicago, the nation’s third-largest school system, are among the highest paid in the country. The strike has drawn national attention as the teachers negotiate over the length of the school day, object to their evaluations being tied to performance and fret about job loss from school closings.
Parents of the 35,000 students in the school system have already juggled schedules for a week, trying to make sure their children are looked after.
EXIT QUESTION: Who finds it ironic that Democrats are fighting with the teachers unions and getting a taste of their own medicine? After pandering to public unions and supporting them for campaign funds, a Democrat mayor is now getting his just deserts. BTW, where is Obama on this issue, does he not care about the Chicago school children?