Chicago Teachers Union Wants 30% Raise For Teachers

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. pspr


    The Chicago Teachers Union is asking for raises amounting to 30 percent over the next two years, the opening salvo in heated contract negotiations with school officials who are implementing a longer school day across Chicago Public Schools next school year.

    Documents obtained by the Tribune show that in the face of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's expansion of the school day, the union has led with an offer seeking a 24 percent raise in the 2012-13 school year and a 5 percent increase the following year, the net effect being 30 percent.

    It may be playing hardball, or it could be, as one education expert described it, an "exorbitant offer" that ignores the district's growing financial constraints.,0,6829485.story
  2. It would be great if the raise corresponded to a 30% increase in student performance.
  3. I am really confused by this... How and who would describe this information as "new"? What is the epiphany here, exactly?

    j/k :D