Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:57 pm

There shouldn't be government schools. ;)
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:24 pm

jpete wrote:There shouldn't be government schools. ;)

That would be better still. Education would be better and cost less.
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:38 pm

My mom was a teacher, so I know the inside workings of that crappy system.

Unions rule all - they tell you how to teach, and, cleverly, how to VOTE. All schools do these days is find ways to beat MCAS scores. The hell with curriculum ... and the kids - it's all about getting, or keeping FUNDING.

Your government at work. :sick:
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: homecomfort On: Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:53 pm

hear that the strike is over, maybe. diplomacy and negotiations, gets the job done. how would have thurston, i mean romney have handled the same situation?
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:42 pm

How are they going to pay for it?

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-0 ... ols-strike

The contract carries an annual price tag of about $74 million, for a total of $295 million over four years, according to a statement released during the weekend by the Chicago Board of Education. The district faces a 2013 deficit of $1 billion.


The district is facing a 1 billion, that's billion with a B, deficit. These teachers are making on average without including benefits $76K. If I'm a tax payer in Chicago I'm not a happy camper. They can't even meet their budgetary needs if they raise the taxes to the maximum allowed under the law there.
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: homecomfort On: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:07 pm

maybe would go to Iraq, and recover some of the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of equipment, building material and American involvement that was spent back when the deficit, and spending into debt, were of no concern to the then president. recycling is in, in liberal world.
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:26 pm

I don't recall Chicago budgeting anything for the Iraq were, perhaps you can enlighten us.
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:35 pm

homecomfort wrote:maybe would go to Iraq, and recover some of the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of equipment, building material and American involvement that was spent back when the deficit, and spending into debt, were of no concern to the then president. recycling is in, in liberal world.


Iraq is a looooooooong way from Chicago, hommie - don't know where your going with that one ..... :gee: :confused:
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:43 pm

SMITTY wrote:don't know where your going with that one ..... :gee: :confused:


There is no defense to offer when you look at the numbers so you have to fall back on the old trusty standby "Blame Bush".
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:36 am

What happens in a state run system is a state problem, actually if it's the same as Pa. then it even boils down to a local system. We don't really know what or how much or where it's going to come from until everything comes out. I would be willing to bet that there are a lot more school districts in deep debt in this country than not.
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:42 pm

homecomfort wrote:hear that the strike is over, maybe. diplomacy and negotiations, gets the job done. how would have thurston, i mean romney have handled the same situation?


Holding 350,000 children hostage and holding a gun to the heads of taxpayers is "diplomacy"?

You must be American. :)
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:43 pm

samhill wrote:What happens in a state run system is a state problem, actually if it's the same as Pa. then it even boils down to a local system. We don't really know what or how much or where it's going to come from until everything comes out. I would be willing to bet that there are a lot more school districts in deep debt in this country than not.


Not really a "state problem" when the schools are getting Federal education funds.
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: plumb-r On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:17 pm

I'll bet all they have done is kick the can down the road for the next poor slob. That is the democrat way of doing things isn't it? Scott Walker dealt with the deficit and figured how to pay it down. Public unions should be outlawed. It goes against the public welfare and good. :(
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:52 pm

Those kids didn't have a gun held to their heads, a little water boarding maybe but no guns near school property. You all act like this was the first school strike in history or is it just that it is under Obama that makes it different from all the others?
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Re: Obama has a Migraine: Chicago School Strike

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:53 pm

samhill wrote:.......that makes it different from all the others?


Other than the union busting former top presidential aide Rahme that is looking to destroy the middle class because he thinks a 30 percent increase in pay is too much..... not much really. :)

There is double standard here Sam, if this was a Republican myor that is exactly how they would be described.
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