Education is important, and worth the price....as long as there is some money available.
The Chicago strike by "educators" is about who sets tax rates for the poor folks living in the city.
The elected officials have set very high tax rates, as anyone visiting Chicago from our are can attest. The teachers' union says the taxes are not high enough, and must be raised to that their salaries can increase.
They average more that $70,000 a year, about twice what the average private sector taxpayer makes in Chicago. They pay about 3 per cent of their health care costs. Private sector workers pay about one third of their health care costs, if they are lucky enough to have a job with health benefits.
There. Is. No. More. Money. How do you get these folks to understand how well off they are?