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Head of teacher's union in Chicago demonstrates her intelligence level.....

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Lewis Points Finger At ‘Rich White People’ For School Problems « CBS Chicago

She does the "blame game" better than the current occupier of the White House.


Highest paid teachers in the country, and she wants more money? Cook county ALONE is facing almost a 100 million dollar deficit. Illinois, creeping up quick on Commiefornia as the most bankrupt state in the nation. Great job democrats. I'm sure you'll be asking for a federal bail out soon. Oops some already have.

Btw....same city has the toughest gun laws in the nation, yet seven dead and forty one injured on Father's Day weekend alone.

Yep, blame "rich white people".

Yakoff Smirnoff would say.........."what a country!"
 

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Typical void-between-two-ears stupid union worker.

stupid teacher's union troll said:
Lewis said minority neighborhoods are disproportionately disinvested by the city.
How exactly? Can she cite anything proving this point?

“If the banks had not crashed our economy, the district would now have nearly $180 million more to invest in our classrooms,” she said.
Has anyone asked these people what exactly needs investing? Seems to me the only things union workers want invested in are their own wallets.

As for efforts to reform schools, Lewis said CPS should work with teachers to improve schools, and not appointed board members who’ve never stepped foot in a classroom.
So those board members never went to school? Something tells me Jabba the Teacher doesn't have nearly the schooling that some of these board members have.

“If you look at the majority of the tax base for property taxes in Chicago, they’re mostly white, who don’t have a real interest in paying for the education of poor black and brown children,” she said.
Why is it the responsibility of "white" people to pay for the education of brown children? She's white...where's her little brown sponsor? Who's she sending to school?

Congratulations on cementing the notion that Illinois is just "California Light" in regards to cluelessness.
 

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White men are the root of all evil.:roll:
According to some on here, rich white men have a passion for driving to inner city schools and serving on their boards so they can push their racist, evil agenda. Ya got a lot of free time as a rich white dude I imagine.
 

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she makes some excellent points
none of which have been rebutted by the peanut gallery

allow me to offer another:
"The TIF program diverts roughly $225 million a year in tax revenue from the schools."
now, let's see an example of how that school money will otherwise be spent:
... Mayor Emanuel has apparently come to the conclusion that the area around McCormick place is among the poorest of the poor, and that a basketball arena for a private university charging more than $30,000 a year in tuition is at the top of the list of things this city really, really needs. ...
Rahm's new TIF program looks a lot like the old TIF program | Ben Joravsky on Politics | Chicago Reader

read the interesting article
rahm ignores the commission's recommendations; the same reform commission he charged with reform of the way TIF monies are spent

also interesting that the players behind this proposal to spend TIF money are now rahm's staff members

yes, this union president has reason to gripe. actually, 225 million reasons
 

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she makes some excellent points
none of which have been rebutted by
the peanut gallery

allow me to offer another:

now, let's see an example of how that school money will otherwise be spent:
Rahm's new TIF program looks a lot like the old TIF program | Ben Joravsky on Politics | Chicago Reader

read the interesting article
rahm ignores the commission's recommendations; the same reform commission he charged with reform of the way TIF monies are spent

also interesting that the players behind this proposal to spend TIF money are now rahm's staff members

yes, this union president has reason to gripe. actually, 225 million reasons
No she doesn't and yes she's an idiot.

225 Million, 2.25 Billion, it doesn't make any difference.

You could "educate " those kids in palaces it still doesn't address the underlying issue that's to blame for their failing education.

It's a cultural issue that can only be fixed from the inside out and her race baiting just proves she's fine with the status quo.
 

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No she doesn't and yes she's an idiot.

225 Million, 2.25 Billion, it doesn't make any difference.

You could "educate " those kids in palaces it still doesn't address the underlying issue that's to blame for their failing education.

It's a cultural issue that can only be fixed from the inside out and her race baiting just proves she's fine with the status quo.
the union leader's objections are that the money earmarked for school system enhancement are instead being spent for the enhancement of (insider) developers
that when changes are being made, they are to return to the former status quo instead of in a forward direction
and her observations are consistent with the facts as previously presented
all you have told us is that you resent unions and union leaders for some unspecified reason
 

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On average the country spends 11k per student Chicago spends 20k per student and gets less maybe its time to stop throwing money at the problem and come up with a real solution.
 

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the union leader's objections are that the money earmarked for school system enhancement are instead being spent for the enhancement of (insider) developers
that when changes are being made, they are to return to the former status quo instead of in a forward direction
and her observations are consistent with the facts as previously presented
all you have told us is that you resent unions and union leaders for some unspecified reason
Boy, this shut up the peanut gallery. I guess their anti-union meme didn't pan out on this thread. Too many facts against it, as usual.
 
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