Let me count the ways we’ve already given.
2010 – 1200 educators laid off.
$1.2B heist from our pension fund.
2011 – 4% raise, stolen when they had a surplus.
2012 – 20% increase in school day/year without commensurate compensation.
2013 – 52 schools closed, hundreds laid off.
2015 – 100s of special educators laid off. No raises, no steps/lanes.
I’d say we’ve given a lot, not to mention a brutalizing evaluation culture based on voodoo VAM, incessant paperwork and a system so corrupt and vicious, principals and teachers at “good” schools are fleeing the system in droves let alone the so-called crumbling prisons. STOP THE FALSE EQUIVALENCY. CTU MEMBERS HAVE ALREADY GIVEN AND WE GOT OUR TAX BILLS TOO.