The billionaires and multimillionaires on the School Board of the Chicago Public Schools have attacked again, today. Mayor Emanuel’s appointed school board members laid off 2,085 more educators. Read the Chicago Teachers Union full press release HERE.
Excerpt: “Once again, CPS has lied to parents, employees and the public about keeping the new school-based budget cuts away from the classroom,” Lewis said. “On Friday, CPS will reportedly lay off 1,074 teachers, 451 paraprofessionals and 550 other employees, on top of the nearly 850 professionals who lost their positions in June and the 550 probationary appointed teachers (PATs) and 22 Title I teachers who were laid off in May. The loss of these workers will have a direct impact on the quality of instruction offered in our schools under the imposed “longer school day.”
Greed and corruption have no political party affiliation. This is yet another attack in the Shock and Awe manner during the ongoing War Against Public Education.
PS: Active teachers’ pensions with defined benefits are forfeited. Their healthcare will end. There are massive implications for imminent future abuse and neglect of school children. This is a crime against humanity.