At some point shouldn’t we consider everyone in Chicago a hostage?

Via Daily Signal.

Chicago teachers voted to approve a one-day strike this Friday in protest of “unfair” labor practices, an action that affects about 400,000 public school students as schools plan to shut down for the day.

Administrators call the move illegal.

“As you may have heard, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has declared a ‘Day of Action’ on April 1, 2016,” Forrest Claypool, CEO of the Chicago school system, and Janice K. Jackson, the district’s chief education officer, wrote in a letter to the families of students. They added:

While there are still unanswered questions about what this day will look like, we know that CTU leadership has proposed an illegal one-day strike, asking teachers to leave their classrooms empty and take to the streets. To explain this divisive action, CTU President Karen Lewis asked teachers and families to think of this one-day strike as ‘an extra holiday.’

“The CTU is using its power to hold the city’s schools hostage and is demanding policy changes that will do nothing to fix the deeply rooted inefficiencies in the school system,” Mary Clare Reim, a research associate in education at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal.


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  1. Vintageport says:

    From what I’ve seen in the news, I think frequent long walks are definitely indicated. These work actions are said to be on behalf of the welfare of their students, but they’re anything but. It’s sad to see them using the children as the rope in a never ending contest of tug-of-war.

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