The AP reports out of Chicago, “Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district voted overwhelmingly to authorize the first strike in 25 years if their union and the city cannot reach a deal on a contract this summer…”
What do the teachers want? A 24 percent raise and a 5 percent raise next year. They also want smaller class sizes because their 5 hour and 45 minute work day for 9 months of the year is just too much.
Why shouldn’t they get a massive raise normal people would have to get a promotion to get? They’re celebrating a massive success this year – a record (yes, record) 60.6 percent graduation rate!
Essentially they have a “D” average, a low “D” average (the lowest, really), and they’re threatening to strike if they don’t get a 24 percent raise.
The city should call their bluff and see if they strike. If they don’t, good. If they do, better…at least, given their failed record, “for the children.”