Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush agrees with teachers that the strike isn’t about money. But Bush says the city of Chicago must use data-based evaluations of teachers performance, and those evaluations must include test scores.
The teachers strike in Chicago is not about money. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has offered an average 16 percent pay increase over four years even as the school district faces a $1 billion deficit. Imagine a private company with that kind of balance sheet being so generous.
No, this strike is about the Chicago Teachers Union clinging to bargaining positions sharply at odds with the current direction of public education.