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Why Don't Teachers Strike During The Summer?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by WS-1, Sep 11, 2012.

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  1. WS-1

    WS-1 Banned User Banned

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    Why Don

    Dumb question? Maybe! But do Teacher's Unions REALLY strike for the sake of the children?
     
  2. Bisi

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    Maybe they are collecting unemployment then?
     
  3. Old Cowboy

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    Maybe 'cause nobody'd notice then?
     
  4. GW22

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    Extortion is less effective when the hostages aren't around.

    -Gary
     
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    Geeze, they're too busy enjoying vacation to strike!!
     
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    Bisi, that was cold.
     
  7. BAD 303

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    It is not about the kids. GW hit the nail square on the head.
     
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    Yep, its never been about the kids/Children!! It is about keeping their deadbeats employed and some one not looking over their shoulders making sure they are "teaching"!
     
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    Before you criticize someone, you should "walk a mile in their moccasins." Spend a day in a high school trying to teach kids who don't want to be there, don't see the value of education, and, in some cases, threaten you. True, there are some people who should not be in the field, but most teachers I know are dedicated professionals, who spend many more hours doing work for their jobs than people realize.
     
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    woudl you strike during your holidays?
     
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    Bill you haven't walked in the shoes of Chicago teachers either so get off your high horse. According to your attitude nobody can criticize anybody about anything. Government schools are monopolies and monopolies always produce bad results at maximum cost.
     
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    It is a setup.

    Obama will swoop in on his white horse , work out a settlement accepted by all and be the hero.

    Chances are it will happen a few weeks before the election.
     
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    Average Chuicago teacher salary is about 76k per year while the average Chicago citizen earns about 47k per year. They should be asking for an increase. They are not double the average citizen just yet. Never mind the average citizen puts in about 750 more working hours a year. Them poor teachers.lol
     
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    I think techers striking in Chicago with Obama's man on the other side just prior to the election is great fun. The timing is perfect.

    Bob
     
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    I did the math .... about 14 students per striking teacher! WTF??

    Did you see how much better the students in Charter schools perform!!

    I have no sympathy for these UNION teachers who do not want to be held accountable for their ability to teach. We all deserve great teachers.
     
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    timberfaller, be careful your ignorance is beginning to show.

    impalabob, better redo the math on how charter schools perform!!
     
  17. Recoil Sissy

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    Rahmbo was elected mayor of Chicago by a wide margin. He enjoyed the enthusiastic support of teachers, their union, and parents. In a case of cosmic justice we now have a teachers' strike with three unhappy players: the very same Rahmbo, parents, and teachers/teachers' unions.

    They deserve each other.

    sissy
     
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    Because they are already on vacation. I think timberfaller has it right. Mike
     
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    Bring in Scott Walker, solve the problem.

    These pukes turned down a hefty raise, beause they were told by their union to strike against paying part of their bennies.

    They can rot. I would start firing teachers, beginning with the poorest performing.

    Maybe they won't get paid during the strike, giving the taxpayers a break.

    HM
     
  20. timberfaller

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    "timberfaller, be careful your ignorance is beginning to show."

    "Yep, its never been about the kids/Children!! It is about keeping their deadbeats employed and some one not looking over their shoulders making sure they are "teaching"!"

    OK parrothead, Where is the "ignorance" it that truth!!

    I have friends who are school teachers present and retired and they tell me the same thing that I posted!

    Or are you one of Those SHEEP that just follow?
     
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