Amazing Speech from a 9-year-old to Fire Up Protesters Against School Closing.

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posted on May, 21 2013 @ 08:40 PM
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Nine-year-old Asean Johnson may need to stand up on a chair to be seen above the podium from which he speaks, but he holds in him a wisdom and fire well beyond his years. Watch him address the crowds that assembled Monday to protest Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s school closures agenda, which will affect Garvey Elementary School, where Johnson is a student, and a proposed 53 other schools in the district.




Amazing leadership and speaking skills for a 9-year-old. The future leaders are growing among us and rising their heads on what is happening.




posted on May, 21 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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Oh look the teachers union is using a child as a prop to further their agenda and continue to destroy modern education as we know it. Thank you cabin for showing the manipulators for what they really are. Future leader? Future union drone more like it.



posted on May, 21 2013 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by Carreau
Oh look the teachers union is using a child as a prop to further their agenda and continue to destroy modern education as we know it. Thank you cabin for showing the manipulators for what they really are. Future leader? Future union drone more like it.


Your just being a drone about this yourself.
His fighting to save his school, his a kid that doesn't want to have to go to another school, so his fighting to keep his current school open.

no ones being manipulated into anything, he obviously likes doing speeches.

I would care if my school was going to close too, even to this day.
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posted on May, 21 2013 @ 09:47 PM
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Honestly I had no idea two people living outside of America let alone the city of Chicago felt so strongly about the city's public education situation. So I'm assuming you both know about:


The district has said the city’s declining African-American population has left many schools with low enrollment, prompting the need to close some of them to cut the budget in the face of an expected $1 billion shortfall next year.



Emanuel said closing schools will be difficult, but he said he cannot accept leaving children in failing schools that are not teaching them.


Source

Because lord knows the teachers union has the children's best interest at heart and not their jobs and over-priced pensions costing the City millions.

But I'm sure you two have looked into it and not just blindly bought the emotional edited video uploaded by said union.



posted on May, 21 2013 @ 11:34 PM
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If you think Asean Johnson is a "prop" then you didn't listen to a word this young man said. If you think unions are something to be ashamed of, then you're either a management "prop" yourself or a partisan ideologue. What did you do last weekend? Weekends are nice, aren't they? You get to spend time with your family, do the lawn, etc. Thank a union man for that.



posted on May, 21 2013 @ 11:41 PM
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I worked last weekend and the weekend before that. Did you read the source as to WHY the schools are closing? Of course you didn't. Next



posted on May, 21 2013 @ 11:43 PM
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Did you see an edit in this video? The only emotion was Asean Johnson's own words, not that you actually listened. Pensions on your mind? Where's the state tax base come from? Your pocket? Why is that? We have dozens of Fortune 500 companies that call Illinois home. Allstate, Sears, McDonald's and the biggest private defense contractor in the world, Boeing. Don't they contribute from their enormous profits? No? Gee, you don't say? How could that be? In fact, they get billions in state tax subsidies. Isn't that something? Tell me why that is so. By the way, who's paying for your pension?
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posted on May, 21 2013 @ 11:45 PM
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Did you read WHY the schools are closing?



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 01:21 AM
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So, gainsay is all you got? I read your one source.




School officials and city officials have repeatedly cited the 145,000 figure. It’s based on U.S. Census figures. The City of Chicago has around 18 percent fewer children now than it did in 2000. But a drop in child population does not automatically mean a loss of students in CPS. In fact: Between 2000 and 2013, actual enrollment in Chicago Public Schools has not decreased dramatically. Enrollment since 2000 is down 6 percent (28,289 students). Also, since 2000, the proportion of Chicago kids attending public schools has actually increased. For decades, the percent of city kids ages 5-19 in CPS hovered around 65 percent. In 2010, the percent of all 5-19-year-olds in CPS was up significantly, to 79.7 percent.
WBEZ Fact Checks School Closings



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 09:44 AM
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Unions shelter poor performers.

If teachers performed well, and it reflected in their students, the public would demand better pay and benefits for the teachers. But because they're indifferent to results, and hover somewhere between collecting a paycheck and a power-trip, they require an organization to sanction their carelessness because a true appraisal of their skillset would result in dismissal.

Remember folks, unions were organized looong before the government even considered the term "labor law". But now law has caught up and protects the basic rights of all employees. What's left? A bunch of bullies who want their paychecks...



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by dogstar7
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If you think Asean Johnson is a "prop" then you didn't listen to a word this young man said. If you think unions are something to be ashamed of, then you're either a management "prop" yourself or a partisan ideologue. What did you do last weekend? Weekends are nice, aren't they? You get to spend time with your family, do the lawn, etc. Thank a union man for that.


LOL. Henry Ford started teh weekend long before Ford was unionized.




The basic problem was that Ford had a certain number of positions that needed workers. But because of his high turnover rate, he was often loosing highly qualified and competent people and having to fill each of these positions several times a year. This cost Mr. Ford a lot of money and, as a capitalist, he did not like that one bit.

So on January 5th, 1914, Mr. Ford announced that he was more than doubling the minimum daily pay for his workers from $2.34 a day to $5 a day. He also set the work week to five eight hour days. Please note, no government “wage” legislation, nebby bureaucrat or force from a labor union was required to get Mr. Ford to do this. And further note that this move was profitable for Mr. Ford as well.

The results were noticeable. The Ford Motor Company saw reduced turnover and was spending less money finding and hiring new employees. The company was also able to retain the best people for the jobs it had, thus making the operation more efficient. And perhaps the least discussed aspect of this policy was that Ford’s own employees were now able to afford the cars they themselves were building. This plowed money back into the company as Ford’s employees did just this very thing.

Henry Ford saw his company grow and the cars they were making become more and more popular. And his actions forced other employers to take note. Other companies, in order to stop their employees from fleeing to Ford at the first opportunity, had to implement similar measures themselves. Some did. Others did not.

Again, Ford was a true capitalist. He looked at a problem that was costing him money and he solved that problem. It may have cost him money to solve the problem but the investment paid off.



Why people keep repeating that Union myth is beyond me.
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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 01:14 AM
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If you Aswan Johnson is a pop then you did not listen to a word this young man said. If you unions are something to be ashamed of, then you are either a management pop yourself or a partisan ideologue.





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