My writer friend, Robert K. Wilcox, just alerted me to a new political humor blog, AntiOccamSociety. Rumor is that the blogger was the creator of that very funny TV show “WKRP in Cincinnati.”
I just added AntiOccamSociety to FOTM’s Blogroll. Check it out!
In the meantime, I’m
republishing stealing AntiOccamSociety’s post of September 4, 2012.
If You Can Read Some Of This, Thank A Teacher
Chicago teachers have the highest average salary of any American city at $76,000 a year before benefits. The average family in the city earns $47,000 a year and does not receive three months off in the summer.
Chicago teachers pay only 3 percent of their health-care costs and out of every new dollar set aside for public education in Illinois in the last five years, 71 cents has gone to teacher retirement costs.
Chicago teachers are responsible for 15 percent of all fourth graders being proficient in reading and thanks to them a full 44 percent of students who enter their freshman year of high school go on to graduate.
Chicago teachers have rejected a 16 percent salary increase over the next four years and are on strike.
Chicago teachers say they’re doing this for the kids.