Here is a great article(s) on why public education needs competition and the greed of these unions are being parasites on the taxpayers who pay these wages and benefits. In Michigan, the Union bosses want to change the Michigan Constitution to guarantee they "keep their wages and benefits" in bad times. This is wrong. Vote NO!
Chicago teachers make an average of $79,000.00 per year "plus" benefits. The amount paid to the school system for each child is over $13,000.00, third highest is the nation. You be the judge if public union school teachers are greedy or not. They 'turned down" a proposed contract that would give then a 16% raise spread out over 4 years (4% per year wage increase).
Rahm Emanuel and his merry tax payers of Chicago and their tax and spend ideology is now center stage..................and laughable.