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Tue Sep 11, 2012, 07:45 PM

Striking Chicago teachers get support from parents

Source: AP

September 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm
Striking Chicago teachers get support from parents
By Don Babwin
Associated Press



Chicago As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their walkout: the parents who must now scramble to find a place for children to pass the time or for babysitters.

Mothers and fathers some with their kids in tow are marching with the teachers. Other parents are honking their encouragement from cars or planting yard signs that announce their support in English and Spanish.

Unions are still hallowed organizations in Chicago, and the teachers union holds a special place of honor in many households where children often grow up to join the same police, firefighter or trade unions as their parents and grandparents.

"I'm going to stay strong, behind the teachers," said the Rev. Michael Grant, who joined teachers on the picket line Tuesday. "My son says he's proud, 'You are supporting my teacher.'"



Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120911/NATION/209110372#ixzz26CwnoMkH

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Bozita Sep 2012 OP
Dkc05 Sep 2012 #1
FiveGoodMen Sep 2012 #2
senseandsensibility Sep 2012 #3
Voice for Peace Sep 2012 #5
Jakes Progress Sep 2012 #4
senseandsensibility Sep 2012 #6
midnight Sep 2012 #7
annabanana Sep 2012 #8
Jakes Progress Sep 2012 #9

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 07:50 PM

1. pay them what their worth.

They are good teachers worth every dollar paid to them. President Obama tell Raham to pay them what they want and get the kids back in class.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 08:36 PM

2. That's good to hear!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 08:43 PM

3. I am so happy to read this.

It must be very heartwarming for the teachers, too.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:04 PM

5. it also should be fun and educational for the kids

especially if they and their parents join the teachers.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 08:54 PM

4. So it's parents, children, and teachers

against rahm, corporate education, and the uninformed.

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Response to Jakes Progress (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:05 PM

6. Just about.

I find this encouraging because no matter what, there are still power in numbers.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 09:10 AM

7. K&R

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:23 AM

8. kick to counter lack of reportage about this!!. . .n/t

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 12:19 PM

9. All Democrats need to ask themselves: "Which side are you on, boys

Which side are you on?"

I stand with the teachers, the union, the parents, the students.

So let's all sing it together: "Which Side Are You On".

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