Chicago Teachers: Dock Their Pay!

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARYT JANUARY 7, 2022

            PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS IN CHICAGO HAVE VOTED THROUGH THEIR UNION NOT TO RETURN TO

CLASSES, USING COVID AS AN EXCUSE. THIS, AFTER THE STATE OF ILLINOIS WAS GIVEN $5 BILLION TO

KEEP SCHOOLS OPEN AND DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS – LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES – ARE UNITED

ON THE NECESSITY OF RE-OPENING THE SCHOOLS AND KEEPING THEM OPEN.

            THIS IS ABOUT A UNION POWER GRAB AND THEY SHOULD BE CALLED ON IT.

            JUST AS RONALD REAGAN FIRED THE STRIKING AIR CONTROLLERS IN 1981 FOR GOING ON STRIKE,

SO, TOO, SHOULD THE TEACHERS BE DENIED THEIR SALARIES UNLESS THEY RETURN TO WORK. VIRTUAL

LEARNING IS NOT LEARNING. IT DEPRIVES CHILDREN OF SOCIALIZATION AND FOCUS. MEANWHILE,

CHINESE STUDENTS FORGE AHEAD, ECLIPSING US IN MATH AND SCIENCE.

            SCHOOL CHOICE HAS NEVER LOOKED MORE ATTRACTIVE. MORE POLITICIANS SHOULD OFFER THE

CHOICE OF WHERE PARENTS WISH TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL – PRIVATE, OR CHRISTIAN, EVEN

A BETTER PUBLIC SCHOOL AND LET THEIR TAX MONEY FOLLOW THEM THERE. A DOZEN STATES ARE

ALREADY DOING SO.

            PUBLIC SCHOOLS MAY BE THE LAST AMERICAN MONOPOLY. THEY HAVE LONG EXCEDED THEIR SELL-

BY DATE. THE TEACHER’S UNION ACTION IN CHICAGO OUGHT TO BE THE LAST STRAW. IT’S TIME TO TRY

ANOTHER WAY. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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