Thursday, August 18, 2016

This Makes Sense

  • Chicago Public Schools has 1,000 teaching vacancies to fill before the 2016-2017 school year begins on Sept. 6. The district held a career fair Wednesday at the South Shore Cultural Center....
But just twelve days ago, this was the headline:
  • Chicago Public Schools is laying off more than 500 teachers and another 500 school-based staff members, the district said Friday.
We understand some of it is due to enrollment changes and staffing arrangements, but it seems like a giant waste of paper, man-hours and of course, money...always in short supply around the schools.

Labels:

26 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That only makes sense if you speak Chicago.

8/18/2016 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous outside lookin' in said...

CPS has ALWAYS been a colossal waste of money.

Poor results and yet a constant drain of tax money.

8/18/2016 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, lay off at the higher salary rate and hire at the lower salary rate. Yeap makes perfect sense. And all start out with no seniority with job or pension.

8/18/2016 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No SCC. Wrong again.

Look; You've got a public money sucking piece of machinery looking for a higher 'wage'.
How else are you going to achieve the goal without obfuscation and deceit blasted thru the big three media whores?

8/18/2016 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep the jobs vacant and fire more teachers. Better yet break the union if they do an illegal strike.

8/18/2016 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the shell game, rham style. the pension collector claypool has to show how concerned he is about fiscal responsibility. this is a annual event.

8/18/2016 06:16:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

It makes no sense. This is why they are doing it.

8/18/2016 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should check to see who's living in the city per the union contract so some cps revenue can fill in the budget gap...

8/18/2016 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Won't they collect unemployment and weren't they told they could probably get rehired for tje later school year... CPS math, let someone else pay

8/18/2016 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They play this game of laying off or firing the highest paid - then rehire a new lower paid college student who will work for less and donate more of their time FREE of charge (after school, meetings etc).

8/18/2016 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's really simple. They laid off the teachers because enrollment dropped and they closed schools. Now, they need to hire more teachers for the new schools they are building once they get their $1B bond issue passed.

8/18/2016 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just a CPS political move.
Lay off teachers and staff, then rehire the chosen/clouted ones back.
What a waste of money, but the typical cloutorious 'Chicago Way.'
"Youse got a problem wit dat?"

8/18/2016 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a guess if teachers strike, they will get one chance to get to work or be replaced. Some years ago the air traffic controllers thought they were irreplaceable,we know how that turned out.

8/18/2016 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this what Rahm did when he took office ???
He took 1,000 coppers from units and put them in patrol and then claimed he put 1,000 coppers on the street.
The bigger question should be , who is going to pay the teachers salaries if the tax base leaves this shithole city ?

8/18/2016 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now they are gonna raise property taxes for the cps because just like the cpd it is run by a bunch of dumb fuckin boneheads. This city is truely doomed.

8/18/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS teachers aren't happy with the CTU at all. Here's a Facebook exchange between a Taft High School Special Education teacher (Ann Creighton-McNanamon):

CPS looks to hire 1,000 teachers

Chicago Public Schools has 1,000 teaching vacancies to fill before the 2016-2017 school year begins on Sept. 6. The district held a career fair Wednesday at the South Shore Cultural Center.


Valerie J: What is the union doing about this? We haven't heard about a contract offer since February. Why are we being trained on striking? Why are we involving other unions? Let's talk about our contract.

Chicago Teachers Union: Hi Valerie. Thanks for the comment. There is no strike training. Labor Notes' Troublemakers School is a national union workshop that the CTU is taking part in (there was one in Denver last month). Enjoy the rest of your summer - you've earned it - and we'll be talking contract more in the coming weeks as school approaches.

Ann Creighton: So what is our union planning to do about this?

Chicago Teachers Union: Our bargaining teams will press the district to close loopholes, and our teacher and PSRP field reps will continue to fight unfair layoffs. Ultimately, though, we can't do anything without the support of people like you, our members.

Ann Creighton: i would like to know how you plan to press the district? A plan of action is a small thing to ask from a union member to a Union bargaining team whom works for its members.

Chicago Teachers Union: Agreed, but probably not a good idea to share that on Facebook. Call 312-329-9100 or email leadership@ctulocal1.com with any questions you have.

Ann Creighton: I will always support the union but I am not happy with how it supports teachers.

Chicago Teachers Union: Fair enough. We should all be held accountable. Contact your delegate, field rep or school organizer and let us know what we can do better.

8/18/2016 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They laid off higher paid, more seinor teachers so they can hire fresh out of school entry level pay teachers. It's nothing more than a shell game. Imagine if the city tried to do that with other departments, like
CPD?

8/18/2016 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When and If, is the media reporting fact or fiction?
Somewhere that headline was a political ploy that failed on both ends.

Guess what - $2800, more than half of my annual tax bill (and yours) goes for this bullshit.

If only the CPS axed half their HQ and was accountable for their frivolous spending habit...
If only the straw hat lady CTU would accept that paying 9% into their pension is a benefit...
If only teachers would stop the griping about paying out of the pocket expenses....

8/18/2016 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to be a screwy system but a teacher is hired by a principle for a certain school. If they are layed off at that school they need to reapply for their job. I always thought that they were hired by the CPS, for a job in the system, not for a job at one school. At least I think I am right on this. More of the Illinois democratic nonsense that goes on around here.

8/18/2016 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's really simple. They laid off the teachers because enrollment dropped and they closed schools. Now, they need to hire more teachers for the new schools they are building once they get their $1B bond issue passed.

8/18/2016 07:24:00 AM
When trump takes office and sends the illegal invaders home we will have so many schools to close,and so many teachers gone, look at all the tax money saved! Bet they could easily fund the police pension and Trump is pro-police all the way!

8/18/2016 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Retired White Shirt said...

And I would guess that all the union officers never lose a dime of there wages during their strikes. Would that be true for all their dues paying members?

8/18/2016 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It makes CENTS!

Fire higher paid teachers get 2 for 1. Then turn around and increase taxes! The hire backs CPS is talking about are for substitute positions.

Chiraq ways! Drink Corona and Stay Fetal my friends!

8/18/2016 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same teachers that pay people to protest against the police & teach kids the police are bad? Yeah FUCK THEM!! Just like they have been saying fuck us. They can strike for a year, I won't support them

8/18/2016 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice that they never announce that they're going to lay off any football or basketball coaches.

8/18/2016 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice that they never announce that they're going to lay off any football or basketball coaches.

8/18/2016 10:21:00 PM


You mean security guards with no degree who coach for CPS and aren't certified as 'non-faculty' coaches?

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/02/17/most-cps-coaches-lack-proper-certification/

8/19/2016 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is becoming SOP for school districts - to move teachers they fire them with the eligibility to rehire into new positions. When they hire back, the teacher enters with no seniority - so they usually target newer teachers to keep them from tenure. It has been this way in suburbia for 10 years or so now. So the question really is - are they 500 short, 1000 short, or 1500 short because the teachers decided (as my wife did a few years back) to take unemployment and jump districts?

8/19/2016 12:29:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Newer Posts.......................... ..........................Older Posts