1. The closure of 100 schools (not openly said that means all the staff of the schools would be fired) 60 charter schools will be established and staffed with new teachers..Track record of past schools formed this something like 10 of the fired teachers are rehired. These new schools are heavily funded which the current schools are not.. These are tax dollars being spent to support few kids and enrich private corporations..
2 The teachers don't want the new evaluation system to count for 40% of their evaluation based on the test performance of their kids.. Here we go again , standardized tests... If adopted the teachers out of self defense would stick to teaching just what's on the test...
3. They don't want Principles to have hiring and firing rights without any other input.. Trust me it's easy to piss off management .. Their is a negotiated procedure for firing , unlike the popular myth that you can't fire a teacher. Oh yes you can , just follow the teacher, a good principle would... no law suites then.. It can be done , I got one fired and the other benched for good.
4. Most of their other wants are just for the kids mostly with some fringe benefits for them... like smaller class sizes...books and chairs , YOu know just the niceties.
ATTENTION MR. RAHM'S KID'S GO TO AN ELITE PRIVATE SCHOOL ..LOOK WHAT THE DIRECTOR OF THAT SCHOOLS HAS TO SAY ABOUT RAHM'S AND OBAMA'S PLAN
SUPPORT THE CHICAGO TEACHERS AND GET BEHIND YOUR LOCAL TEACHERS THEY ARE FACING THE SAME KIND OF BULLYING ADMINISTRATIONS