The Chicago Teachers Union strike is on, 300,000 kids with no school

“Chicago is broke. Heck, it’s way more than broke largely because of teacher/city employee pensions. Plus in Chicago teachers start at $60K/year and can make $100K. For working 180 days a year. In relatively low cost Chicago.

But the unions want yet more.”

(From Wirepoints)

Regardless of how the strike ends, the massive costs inflicted on CPS will force Chicagoans’ tax bills to keep rising, the city’s population to keep shrinking and property values TO [will] continue to suffer. Neither side’s deal will help teachers or residents if the city and the school district move faster toward insolvency.