Morning Must Reads: Strike

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PatrickSartor
PatrickSartor

Ahandout,

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Let me make this as easy as possible.

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1987, Jane is a very bright college freshman. Many of her friends are studying business, management and Economics to get big bucks in finance when they graduate.

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Since she is from the Chicago area and knows that the teachers are unionized and always get a cost of living adjustment, rarely get laid off the way her friends in fiance might (many were in the stock crash of 1987) but have good pay and suitable hours for her and her other dream of being a wife and mother as well.

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She goes on to graduate school for one year for teaching, too while her friends get MBAs.

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In 199 2, after taking on student loans, she becomes a Chicago public school teacher.

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To her disappointment, her high school junior and senior students are years behind, but she does the best she can.

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In the meantime, Jane marries and has children.

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Now it is 2012. Jane has been teaching for 20 years and has children at home, too.

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She is earning that top pay of ninety something thousand per year.

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The city of Chicago wants her to not only make much less money than her college friends who went into finance, but, they want her to work longer for, after inflation the same pay.

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Worse yet she hears right wing idiots calling her a failure and a slacker.

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Jane has a 17 year old niece, Marie.

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Marie, like Jane, was, is an excellent student who can either make big bucks in finance or teach.

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Chicago in five year from now will need people like Maire to teach the next generation.

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With this kind of animosity toward teachers Jane will tel Marie to never consider teaching. Leave teaching to the D students at We Accept U the online college, she tell her niece. 

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You, apparently, are happy with this.

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If you weren't, you'd support the strike.

PatrickSartor
PatrickSartor

Twisted right wing thinking again:

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A business or government agency is not succeeding.

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Fire workers or cut their pay (without firing or cutting pay for executives)

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A business or government agency is succeeding.

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Give CEO and top executives pay raises (with raising worker's pay)

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Chicago schools are one public sector case in point.  When the schools, eventually improve, they will want to heap unimaginable praise onto the school chancellor and mayor.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

ahandout
ahandout

PS, again it seems your liberal bias of low expectations is exactly wrong.

 "This study looked at 36

charter middle schools in 15 states and found that overall, the charter

students perform as well as those who returned to district schools

after losing out in a lottery. However, these averages mask wide

variation across individual charter schools in their impacts. Charter

schools were more effective for lower-income and lower-achieving

students and less effective for higher-income and higher-achieving

students. In addition, charter schools in large urban areas had positive

impacts on students’ achievement in math; those outside these large

urban areas had negative impacts on achievement."http://www.publiccharters.org/...

53underscore3
53underscore3

paulejb:"ifthethunder...

I believe that what I have proved is that I run rings around the hive at will, If. Must be embarrassing for you."

===========================================================You better hope that Thumder doesn't flick on that bugzapper over there.  Those "rings" you're running will get smaller and smaller and........zlzzzZZZZzzzzaP!

 

PatrickSartor
PatrickSartor

Today's righties have no idea how different business and government are.

   Indeed, if Chicago schools were a for profit business, the schools like Starbucks, expensive retailers, fine dining and even family restaurants wouldn't even open up there much less have to be shut down. 

    The poorer and less educated the parents, the more expensive it is to teach them considering that many need after school programs to tutor them and do things for them which  their parents can not or will not do for them.

      Take the child of, say, two attorneys, and their home life is filled with education both at their parents direction and learning vocabulary and by example from these very well educated well off people who would usually have, if not a stay-at-home-mom, a well educated nanny who will watch over them between the end of school and when their parents return from work.

       Government do not have the option of saying no.

       Governments can not look at a high crime area and say that their are too few businesses in the area paying enough taxes to make it worth their while for police protection.

      If government was run like a business, huge portions of America would have no public schools, no police department, no fire department, no sanitation - nothing.

     One must weigh the results of Chicago schools against other people of the same demographic, not against an absolute standard without differentiation.

     Also, as a government, seeking to provide equal opportunity if anything, these places should have additional services like after school programs to compensate for what parents can not or will not do for their children.

     America is not about abandoning huge swaths of it's citizens because it will cost a few more dollars. 

     But, right wing policies of the past 15 years has been about allowing unequal opportunity and celebrating inequity.

ahandout
ahandout

What you get in return for paying high taxes in Chicago (and around the country for that matter).  A 56% graduation rate for public schools, out of the pitiful percent that make it out of the cesspool of public schools, a mere 6% graduate from college.  That includes public funded colleges. 

And liberals are fine with this, showing how much that they really "care."

Pollopa
Pollopa

Romney is now Putin's BFF.

http://livewire.talkingpointsm...

Could it be a budding bromance is in the works?

Romney opens his mouth and sticks it to America again. Putin has a smile on his face though. 

MomentoMori
MomentoMori

paulie, endthreaded just for him,

"It's got to be the entire hive, not just you, Mori."

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I don't speak for the hive any more than you speak for all extreme rightwingers. I knew you'd find some way to slink away like a coward, though. Your support of Romney wafer thin and lip service to mask your hatred of Obama. You know Romney is going to lose, and you'd hate to give up coming to the Swamp more than anything. It fulfills your deep-seated need for attention, like most children who misbehave.

Remember that paulie: We don't need you, but you need us. That's why won't make the bet, any excuse otherwise is utterly transparent.

paulejb
paulejb

DonQuixotic,

"Hey hey hey, I'm not trying to condemn you friend.  Far from it, I'm just letting you know we're glad to have your support!"

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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Bust that greedy union, Rahm. We're behind you all the way. Do it for the children. Don't cave, Rahm!

53underscore3
53underscore3

Today's score:

Swampcritters 1, pualejb 0.

Tune in tomorrow when rusty and da bane do what they always do every morning:

Try to take over the world!

paulejb
paulejb

"Chi-Town Shakedown"

"Political reality alone ought to force the Democrats to push labor for a quick agreement that maintains most of the cost-saving concessions, at least cosmetically preserves the teacher-evaluation model, and, most important, gets Chicago kids back to school. Whether this happens will say much about who wears the pants in the liberal coalition."

http://www.nationalreview.com/...

paulejb
paulejb

53_3,

"Why do I say that?"

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Because you are an imbecile.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

No response from LiberalLies2012 on whether or not he also came to Manning's defense in the Wikileaks scandal as he is for "Mark Owen".  I'm going to assume that he did.  What a traitor you are LL.  How dare you dishonor our troops.

paulejb
paulejb

DonQuixotic,

"And I guess you're voting present right along with him.  Glad to have your support!"

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BS! I'm with Rahm. Bust the union, "Dead Fish! Don't let a crisis go to waste.

53underscore3
53underscore3

paulejb:

I have already agreed. Obama wins, I go. Romney wins the entire hive goes.

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I can see where you're going with this.  This isn't really a bet, because you're going to find the one who hadn't agreed and then bail on your "bet" after the election.

Plus, you get the rhetorical upper hand by getting everyone implicitly agree with your definition of us as "the hive".

Sorry, no takers here, by definition, I've scotched it for everyone -- and I'm not worried about anyone being disappointed.

Come back with a better deal, and then we can talk.

paulejb
paulejb

"Chicago Teacher's Strike Defines Election Issues"

"Chicago's teacher union is symbolic of much of what has gone wrong in our country. Self-interest, cronyism, corruption and sloth when our children need the best we have to offer, are completely and utterly unacceptable. The Chicago strike defines what is wrong while the Wisconsin reforms point to a possible solution."

http://www.americanthinker.com...

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/s...

Leon Panetta is going to punish Seal who disclosed all the stuff about the killing of OBL.

Oh well, so much for the Obama love affair with the military.  Imagine what they will do to these poor guys if Obama is re-elected.

outsider2011
outsider2011

The article is a good read - but i just did the first 3 paragraphs:

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #1, Killed Osama Bin Laden

"Thanks to President Obama, bin Laden is dead and General Motors is

alive. You have to ask yourself, if Gov. Romney had been president,

could he have used the same slogan -- in reverse" -- Vice President Joe Biden, April 26, 2012

The killing of Osama bin Laden represents one of the most daring

moments of Obama's presidency, or any presidency, for that matter. The

successful outcome of the raid was hardly certain, and the guts it took

speak volumes about the kind of leader Barack Obama is. Defense

Secretary Robert Gates was against the decision, as was General James

Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Even Vice

President Biden was against the assault. At the end of the day, Barack

Obama and Barack Obama alone decided on sending in SEAL Team Six. Not

an easy decision to be sure, but he made the right one.

George W. Bush's brash and bellicose Defense Secretary Donald

Rumsfeld had called off a similar raid six years earlier, raising many

of the same concerns that Obama administration officials said

complicated the bin Laden mission. Rumsfeld decided the raid was too

dangerous and might cause a rift with Pakistan (since they'd been such a

reliable and trustworthy ally).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

paulejb
paulejb

"Morning Videos: Did They Both *Want* A Strike?"

"Watch Emanuel and Lewis explain the Chicago teachers strike in dueling press conferences last night. Some observers have claimed that Lewis and the union wanted to strike, no matter how much they got from the city in terms of wages and job protection.  Others have made the same claim about City Hall, claiming that Emanuel was out to break the union by forcing them to strike." 

http://scholasticadministrator... 

So, who's looking out for the kids and their parents?

paulejb
paulejb

"Yep: Federal deficit officially tops $ 1 trillion for the fourth time"

"The $ 192 billion deficit was the worst August on record, though the total deficit so far this year is actually lower than it was in 2011, when it stood at $ 1.23 trillion after 11 months." 

http://hotair.com/archives/201... 

paulejb
paulejb

"Yep: Federal deficit officially tops $1 trillion for the fourth time"

"The $192 billion deficit was the worst August on record, though the total deficit so far this year is actually lower than it was in 2011, when it stood at $1.23 trillion after 11 months." 

http://hotair.com/archives/201... 

paulejb
paulejb

"NBC’s ‘Today’ Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence For Kardashian Interview"

 "The only national general news program to not carry the moment of silence was NBC’s ‘Today,” which, in an odd bit of counter-programming, opted to air an interview with “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Kris Jenner, who talked about the new season of the reality show, and her breast implants." 

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvn... 

Perhaps NBC confused Kris Jenner with Barack Obama?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©
ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©

"Media Missing The Big Picture On Solar "

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2...

A solar industry group announced this week that the U.S. is on track to install as much photovoltaic solar power this year as we did in the last decade. But the media's myopic focus on Solyndra has overshadowed promising signs that the U.S. could be headed towards a clean energy revolution if we provide clear, long-term incentives, rather than walking away after one company's demise.

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While the media continues to cover the Solyndra "scandal," the real story has developed almost unnoticed: clean energy is booming in the U.S., driven in large part by federal investments like the Department of Energy's loan guarantee program.

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paulejb
paulejb

"White House Got Some Say Over Journalist's Obama Story"

"Vanity Fair writer Michael Lewis agreed to allow the White House to approve the quotations he used from President Barack Obama in his story about the president in this month's magazine." 

http://www.weeklystandard.com/... 

Mainstream media abandons all standards in dealing with the Obama White House.

Just another part of the 1st Amendment for which Barack Obama has no use.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." (Emphasis mine)

paulejb
paulejb

ifthethunder...

"It's called GOP treason."

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It's called liberal irrationality. 

paulejb
paulejb

MomentoMori,

"So, take the bet, paulie. Or do you already know you've lost?==============================

I have already agreed. Obama wins, I go. Romney wins the entire hive goes. Seems fair to me.