My friend and Perfection Caucus blogger Glen Brown posted a great piece on Trump logic the other day.
My only problem with Glen is the assumption that reason and logic carry any weight these days. It is very questionable when it comes to some people.
Let’s look at an example of, in the words of Tom Paine, administering medicine to the dead.
First, to be clear, having the highest paid teachers in the country means nothing when you look at the data.
Being the highest paid in a profession that notoriously is non-competitive with those in comparable professions hardly earns a smiley face.
The difference between the salaries of teachers in major urban districts like Chicago, LA and NY is negligible. Being first means nothing.
Teacher salaries in major urban districts are way below what someone with similar college degrees, certification and years of experience earn in the private sector.
With what we know about the current CPS offer on the table is that a third of the teachers in Chicago are not eligible to receive any step or lane movement, meaning without a fair salary increase, they will earn even less in the future.
Rather then address the illogic of his first statement about Chicago teachers having the highest salaries, Cunningham pivots to a new topic.
“Too bad the thief and his victim didn’t report it to the police together after the robbery took place.”
Forget Tom Paine. If Casey Stengel were alive today he would be turning over in his grave.