More Meeks Madness
Hasn't this guy lost all credibility yet? He screams "racial profiling!" when there isn't any. He threatens to run for governor (as an independent of all things) when he has no realistic shot. Why is he still getting any ink? Now he's turned his sights on the schools and comes up with these brilliant observations:
- State Senator James Meeks is calling on Mayor Daley to put better teachers in Chicago's poorest schools.
- Meeks cited a recent report by the non-profit organization called "Education Trust." It found unqualified teachers are more likely to be placed in poor and minority school districts.
- "There's absolutely no way our poor and minority school districts will ever have an opportunity to pull themselves up with a poor quality of teachers," said Senator Meeks.
Not published was his proposal to give "better" teachers a combat pay bonus of $5,000 to teach in "non-performing" schools. Gee whiz rev, could it maybe be because of archaic union rules that won't let anyone fire incompetent teachers? Or maybe the fact that teachers don't want to work in dangerous environments? Or how about the ... ah, screw it. Welcome to your own personal "Catch-22" situation reverend. Either you piss off the unions who pour countless millions into the Machine's pockets or you piss off your constituents who blindly give you votes you neither earn nor deserve. Good Luck!