- Posted September 12, 2012 by
Chicago Teacher Strike: Who suffers?
The students who attend these public schools have no choice but to stay home. Some parents do not support the strike because they are afraid there children may fall behind. Moreover, they are struggling to find childcare or someone to watch their kids while they are working. If the students miss a lot of school they would fall behind in the classroom and that is already biggest issue in Chicago Public School system. Many students are falling behind and scoring below their grade level. Students have no place to go and all the parents are going to be upset if the strike exceeds and they can’t come into an agreement. Even though some schools are open to help the parents out the majority of the schools are closed. What about those vulnerable kids, and the students that are falling behind, Do the Teacher Union care?
The teachers say they are fighting for the student’s rights but they are fighting for more money. Some teachers who work in these schools make more than $100, 000. They got what they wanted so what is it now?. Children need to be back in those classrooms learning.