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Friday, August 11, 2017

Broke Chicago Schools Sack 356 Teachers

Officials with the perpetually insolvent Chicago Public School system laid off 356 teachers and nearly 600 school support staffers this week.

The teachers and other employees received their pink slips from the taxpayer-funded school district on Monday, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Chicago’s elementary schools will have 240 fewer teachers this fall. Second City high schools will have 116 fewer teachers.

In addition to the 356 teachers, Chicago Public School officials also sacked 362 classroom aides and 221 employees who were security guards and special education aides.

Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman Stacy Davis Gates blamed an ongoing budget battle between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner in particular for the layoffs.



Anonymous said...


They spend about $19,000 per student per year

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine working in a southside school in that town. How do they even get teachers to go to those areas?

Anonymous said...

Atta boy Rahm. I watched the interview with the former Chicago Police Superintendent who Rahm fired. Chicago is going down the tubes and there is nothing they can do to stop it. Millionaires are leaving in droves. Sanctuary city? You can have it.

Anonymous said...

And this is what happens when liberals are in charge for to long. I see the same thing happening in Salisbury, less jobs higher taxes more welfare, gangs,we all see it.

Anonymous said...

State of Illinois should be held as the prime poster child for the failure of social democracy!! thank you Democratic Party!! you proven your ideals are a failure!!

Anonymous said...

Like everything the Democrats control. They bankrupt their cities and their states. So you should expect them to bankrupt their educational system too.