School Choice seems to be rearing its game-changing head in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Windy City. With the Chicago Teachers’ Union threatening to go on strike this Monday, Mayor Emanuel is finding himself on the conservative side of the fiscal responsibility fence.
And one of the major issues on the bargaining table in Chicago is the administration’s program of non-union Charter Schools which, believe it or not, the Mayor wishes to expand. The radical idea that parents would have the freedom of CHOICE in selecting the educational vehicle appropriate for their child is being fought tooth and nail by teachers’ unions across the country, and Chicago is no exception.
But mad-as-hell parents and forward-thinking educators are striking back. When a public school system becomes an institutional prison to which families are forced to commit their children, it’s time for hard and fast commonsense solutions.
Won’t Back Down
Won’t Back Down will be hitting the movie circuit in late September. And one wonders what the teachers of Chicago will be up to at that point in time.
Well, in the video below, we get a revealing glimpse of the public sector parasites who are on the front lines supposedly fighting for the kiddies of Chicago. My favorite part of this video is toward the end where you get to see these smug leeches gathered together brainstorming ideas on how to create additional taxes on the citizens of Illinois so that their public sector paradise can continue undisturbed.
Chicago Teachers’ Union and Occupy Chicago