Spoken from the Ivory Tower of an academic.
I’m not exactly sure that Ivory Tower is the best description of a Kindergarten through fifth grade Art room. But I’ll go with it.
How are we going to pay for this???? Or better put….where is the money going to come from??? The rich??? That is not going to work!
-Look in the mirror
You have it backwards. The rich’s money will work fine. It is the rich that don’t work.
Only 2 percent of Chicago teacher salaries goes toward their very lavish pensions. The average CTU salary is 51 percent higher than Chicago’s median household income, which is estimated at $46,877. Unfortunately, this will not stop CTU from crying poverty when they walk out of their classrooms in 2016.
-This is interesting
My lavish teacher pension is a few thousand dollars above what the City of Chicago requires to receive a low-income property tax reduction.
Most of the CTU bargaining issues are not related to compensation, but teaching conditions. Current teacher compensation falls way below what those with similar college degrees and experience receive in the private sector.
The ones crying poverty are not the teachers.
Chicago teachers are still waiting for 4% pay raise they were promised and didn’t get from a few years ago.