Chicago Teacher Strike: Rewarding Failure (Guests: Tim Benson and Chris Talgo)
Policy Analyst Tim Benson and Editor Chris Talgo join the podcast to discuss the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike
The Chicago Teachers Union strike is a political gambit to reward the abject failure the CTU to educate the children of Chicago. Only about three in 10 district students are proficient in math and reading. They demand outrageous benefits such as affordable housing and a charter school moratorium. These completely skirt the democratic process around the democratic process on top of being completely unnecessary.
If Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools cave, average teacher salary would rise to $100,000 per year, force major tax hikes with the city, and a call for a bailout from every citizen across Illinois.