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2104, 06 May 15

Chicago Schools Facing Massive Deficit

I just want to point out that you aren’t seeing stories like this in post-Act 10 Wisconsin.

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Three years after a public school strike, Chicago teacher contract talks are off to a rocky start, with the debt-burdened district demanding a 7 percent pay cut, union officials said on Tuesday.

The Chicago Teachers Union said in a statement it was “highly insulted” by the district’s demands, which include increases in health insurance premiums. The current contract expires on June 30.

The nation’s third-largest school district, which serves 400,000 students, faces a prospective $1.1 billion deficit. Getting to a new contract, without another strike, will be the first major test of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s second term.


2104, 06 May 2015


  1. Kevin scheunemann

    If Walker did this, liberal heads would explode. Riots would ensue.

    Democrats do it. Big yawn. No threatening the Mayor and his family.

    What happened to the teacher union thug behavior we all came to know in WI?

  2. Jadedly Unbiased

    Liberal this and liberal that. Doesn’t God have the answers?

  3. Kevin scheunemann

    Yes, and it’s helpful to point out the error of the ways of those that want to govern us on how inconsistent liberals are.

    The liberal religion is a big issue in our society.

  4. Jadedly Unbiased

    Maybe they should give all 400,000 vouchers.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    That would be great!

  6. Jadedly Unbiased

    400,000 vouchers – Mass indoctrination – Kevin’s wet dream!

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    So mass indoctrination does not occur in Chicago public schools currently?

    That’s quite a claim.

    I like to distinguish between good education and not so good education.

  8. Jadedly Unbiased

    Just take a good look at yourself. You’ve got all the answers. You asked me a question then assert it’s my claim. You are master manipulator. Apparently, your education at that “liberal cesspool” UWMilw didn’t do much. Don’t you have some books to burn, a prophet to deface, a liberal to bash, a glutton to feed or some pot bellied pigs to license. Seriously, try to stop placing blame and offer some solutions.

  9. Duke

    Hmmmm…, it this the same “jadely unbiased” liberal the invoked God a while back?!

  10. Jadedly Unbiased

    Are you Kevin’s knight in shining armor? Or are you another Libertarian posing as a Republican? The invocation of God is apparent but has been predominantly used as the corner stone of Kevin’s arguments. Maybe you and Kevin can go back, re-read all of the posts, and figure out exactly who’s the hypocrite. Save your John Wayne impression for someone who cares about your input and I will save my “liberal” and “sinful” behavior for God to judge.

  11. Mark Maley

    Wisconsin Schools are being told that they have a $300 Million budget cut .

    Now the legislature is taking away the mechanism that they were supposed to use ( in the future ) to make up for the cuts now by saving tons of dough on capital projects.

    This is happening as vouchers get an increase.

    Call it no bait , and a switch .

    Other than in the Tea Party homes in Iowa , where exactly is is that going to play ? Maybe all the red states that get $ from Wisconsin taxpayers but not in the Rust Belt that will decide the Presidency in 2016

    Hi, I’m Scott Walker . I’m the cut education Presidential Candidate “

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