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Conservative bastion slashes/forces teacher's union to walk off jobs abandoning children...it's about them you know

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How much has the cost of living increased in Chicago?

If the cost of living is going up more than 4% per year and their wages are rising by 4% per year, then they're making less money each year when adjusted for inflation.

Chicago is a ridiculously expensive place to live.

I'm not supporting or not supporting their cause, legitimately curious about the rise in the cost of living there. Nobody goes into teaching for money, but if your wages aren't keeping up with inflation, would you stick around?

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How much has the cost of living increased in Chicago?

If the cost of living is going up more than 4% per year and their wages are rising by 4% per year, then they're making less money each year when adjusted for inflation.

Chicago is a ridiculously expensive place to live.

I'm not supporting or not supporting their cause, legitimately curious about the rise in the cost of living there. Nobody goes into teaching for money, but if your wages aren't keeping up with inflation, would you stick around?

I see your point, and the same thing is going on here in NC... would I stick around? Well, maybe, if I had a degree in education and no other experience. Not a whole lot of other jobs out there to be had... bad position to be in. I'm sure a lot of teachers have left the profession, or are at least thinking about it.

I'm sure the teachers involved here want to be paid just like everybody wants to be paid... but in a situation like this with a group of unionized public employees... who are they really affecting most by going on strike? The kids...

If a union at a company goes on strike it hurts the company's bottom line because they aren't making product, and the company has an incentive to work it out... in this case, the politicians will either have to cave to their demands and have an even bigger deficit in education spending, which affects everything from salaries to buying pencils and paper in classrooms, or they can fire them all and get new teachers, which would probably be very hard to do... either way it's a lose/lose and above all, the kids lose.

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Rank State SERI Well Above Average 1 Massachusetts 4.82 2 Minnesota 4.06 3 New Jersey 4.04 4 New Hampshire 4.01 5 New York 3.94 Above Average 6 Virginia 3.73 7 Maryland 3.57 8 Connecticut 3.28 9 Indiana 3.28 10 Maine 3.24 Average 11 Florida 3.13 12 Illinois 3.08 13 South Dakota 3.08 14 Wisconsin 3.06 15 Colorado 3.04 16 Kansas 3.00 17 Kentucky 3.00 18 Vermont 2.93 19 Georgia 2.88 20 Washington 2.86 21 Utah 2.85 22 Pennsylvania 2.80 23 Tennessee 2.67 24 Ohio 2.64 25 Delaware 2.60 26 Michigan 2.60 27 Oregon 2.58 28 Wyoming 2.58 29 Montana 2.53 Below Average 30 Idaho 2.47 31 Texas 2.45 32 North Dakota 2.40 33 Missouri 2.39 34 California 2.38 35 Rhode Island 2.38 36 North Carolina 2.34 37 Hawaii 2.29 38 Iowa 2.25 39 Alaska 2.20 40 South Carolina 2.20 41 Arkansas 2.14 Far Below Average 42 Oklahoma 2.01 43 Nebraska 1.97 44 Nevada 1.93 45 Arizona 1.91 46 New Mexico 1.72 47 Alabama 1.60 48 Louisiana 1.59 49 West Virginia 1.58 50 Mississippi 1.11 National Average -- -- 2.82

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Emanuel once again argued that negotiations hinge on two remaining issues: a new teacher evaluation system and principals' ability to get rid of teachers. Chicago Teachers Union officials said there are more remaining issues than that, although they conceded the strike is not primarily about money.

Way to spin anti union people. It's mostly about the kinds of things that are designed to remove power from the unions, which as we have seen, can be quite effective and worth fighting against.

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Good thing those charter schools, suburbs, and non-Chicago cities are propping up the fail IN Chicago.

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Way to spin anti union people. It's mostly about the kinds of things that are designed to remove power from the unions, which as we have seen, can be quite effective and worth fighting against.

So in other words, the strike is not about money, it's about not wanting accountability.

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5 things you might want to know about Chicago public schools.

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Avg. Salaray of Chicago school teacher is 71k.

Avg Salary of Asheville school teacher is ~32k.

Chicago is ~14% above the national average cost of living.

Asheville is ~1% above the national average cost of living.

fug the Chicago school teachers.

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