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Some Chicago Teachers stab their Union in the Back: They side with Politics instead of the Union

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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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Teachers at three small public schools have voted to sign a waiver to opt out of their teacher's contract. Though not negotiated yet between the School Board and Teachers, the three schools' teachers will work an extra 90 minutes a day.

In turn, through a deal with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new School Chief Jean-Claude Brizard, the teachers get a bonus which comes out to about $3-$4 an hour for the extra time worked.

How's that for setting unionization back about a century?

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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by ChicagOpinion
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Teachers at three small public schools have voted to sign a waiver to opt out of their teacher's contract. Though not negotiated yet between the School Board and Teachers, the three schools' teachers will work an extra 90 minutes a day.

In turn, through a deal with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new School Chief Jean-Claude Brizard, the teachers get a bonus which comes out to about $3-$4 an hour for the extra time worked.

How's that for setting unionization back about a century?

You can read more here: www.examiner.com...


I carry a Union Card. With it comes politics. My Union communications to me and all its members are political communications. I vote and I act according to my politics, just as the Union seeks to have me vote and act in accordance with its politics.

Sometimes the politics are the same, and sometimes they are in conflict.

That is hardly "back-stabbing."



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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They get a 2% raise. Woe is them. The community wants it, the kids need it, the city is 750 million in the hole. Im glad to see someone man-up and do what's right by the kids. Their day is only 5 and half hours long. 15% below national average. I think the raise and the 150k each school is getting is more than generous.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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Finally, freedom for teachers from their stupid unions to make their own decisions.

These three schools are for gifted students in fine arts or science and have excellent student scores. They have been teaching 7 instructional periods per day and about 75 minutes less per day (school starts at 9:15am instead of the typical 8:00 am) than the standard Chicago school, so adding 90 minutes per day makes them comparable to the other schools. This extra time is added to each of the periods to get increased teaching time per class with some extra time midday for multiple lunch periods.

Good job for these teachers!



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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These three schools are for gifted students in fine arts or science and have excellent student scores. They have been teaching 7 instructional periods per day and about 75 minutes less per day (school starts at 9:15am instead of the typical 8:00 am) than the standard Chicago school, so adding 90 minutes per day makes them comparable to the other schools. This extra time is added to each of the periods to get increased teaching time per class with some extra time midday for multiple lunch periods.


From what you are saying, the teachers at the three schools are simply catching up to the other schools' schedules and getting bonuses for doing so.

That doesn't sound right. The other schools are being asked to add 90 minutes per school day to their school day as well - which will put them 90 minutes ahead of these schools again.

Something doesn't add up with your comment because the teachers shouldn't get bonuses for working as many hours as the others - but only if they are working more hours than the others. The way I read it, the 'union breakers' got the bonuses for agreeing to work 'more' time than the others.

The extra time, according to the sources, says that the added time is also to put recess in the schedule - not only lunch. That doesn't allow a whole lot of time to extend the academic portion of the day.

Furthermore, if any of these teachers end up teaching at a 'standard' Chicago Public School someday, they aren't going to be very welcome or popular with the teachers at those schools. They broke the unity that is needed for big city school teachers to get anything these days for all they do.
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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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i think teachers spending more time with our kids teaching them and whatnot is far better show of loyalty to the students where it should be and not there union masters



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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Originally posted by chuckk
These three schools are for gifted students in fine arts or science and have excellent student scores.


Interesting. If these schools already have excellent student scores, then why should they need to add minutes to the day in order to increase test scores? Sounds to me like a waste of Chicago money.

And from where did this money mysteriously appear?

the powers-that-be know there’s money somewhere – though they recently swore it wasn’t there.


Sounds like the rest of the teachers were willing to negotiate, but non-teachers came along to offer a bribe, or as the article puts it, pay prostitutes.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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More news is being released today in which teachers at the three schools are starting to talk about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's underhanded ways of "Pressuring" the teachers into buying into this longer school day plan.

Anyone who knows Chicago politics knew there was more to this story!



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