Well if that’s not just spit-on-your-neck fantastic, you guys.
“The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) followed through on their earlier threats and went on strike on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of all classes for the 361,000 K-12 students who attend Chicago Public Schools (CPS).”
In the name of teaching these beautiful young minds, let’s take work off completely! It’s for the kids, dontchyaknow!
Oh, and the timing of everything is pretty suspect. Just throwing that little tidbit out into the universe for ya.
“As Breitbart News reported in February:
A well-funded and subversive leftist movement of teachers in the United States threatens to tilt the political balance nationwide in the direction of Democrats across the country as Republicans barely hang on in key states that they need to hold for President Donald Trump to win re-election and for Republicans to have a shot at retaking the House and holding onto their Senate majority.
This teachers union effort, called #RedforEd, has its roots in the very same socialism that President Trump vowed in his 2019 State of the Union address to stop, and it began in its current form in early 2018 in a far-flung corner of the country before spreading nationally. Its stated goals–higher teacher pay and better education conditions–are overshadowed by a more malevolent political agenda: a leftist Democrat uprising designed to flip purple or red states to blue, using the might of a significant part of the education system as its lever.”
When you decide to invest in a college education, or any other schooling, to become certified for a particular job of choice, it is fairly usual that you either:
- Love the job so much that you don’t mind it doesn’t pay well, so you live within your means, or
- Get a job after college that will help pay off the loans, will take care of your lifestyle, and allow you to live comfortably.
If I know that I’m going to have student debt up the wah-zoo, I want to make sure I’m doing something I love that will be lucrative enough to manage everything around it.
Also, don’t these teachers know they could continue their education to earn a Doctorate level of licensure and become a professor somewhere else? I mean, if it’s really about the love for teaching minds while making decent money… there ARE other options.
“Lost in the power struggle between the CTU and CPS over teacher pay, class sizes, more non-teaching personnel, and other issues, is the quality of education delivered to students attending CPS. According to the most recent nationalized test, the performance of CPS students continues to be well below national averages.”
Maybe… juuuust maybe… the teachers could improve their actual job duties before demanding more money. (insert shifty eyes here)
Pssssst. Secret for ya – Parents who homeschool their children don’t get state funding. Some states even require that the parents pay the state in order to register themselves as a private school. Oh, and they also receive better test scores than students in public schools, on average. Just sayin’.
Furthermore, if I sucked at my job and asked for a raise, I’d get laughed at, scoffed at, or a mix of the two.
But when a group of grown a** adults cry poor while simultaneously having strikes for every little thing, it’s a little more difficult to believe the poor pay is due to the job title itself. According to the aforementioned results of the nationalized test, it’s becoming more and more obvious that these teachers are just glorified babysitters.
So let’s recap:
Classes get cancelled and teachers go on strike because –
Black Lives Matter
Firearms are the Devil
Stubbed Toe On Coffee Table
… okay, I made a couple of those up. But you get my point.
Taking work off because you’re not making enough money seems a little contradicting.
I don’t know, guys. At least those kiddos won’t be indoctrinated for a while. Perhaps it’ll provide them with a nice, clean slate.