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Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel heading to court today to try to force.
Thousands of teachers to get back to play hockey is seeking a court order and that strike which he says is -- legal under state law.
Union delegates though that say that they need more time to look over new contract proposal to make sure that teachers there are getting a fair shake.
But some say it's the children who are getting the short end of -- -- -- -- There is no reason.
Choir kids cannot be in school while the union previews the previews the agreement our kids to not -- this ponds.
Let's talk to John fund about that he's -- national affairs columnist for the national review.
Good morning John so a lot of us thought the kids would be going back to school today what -- Remember Lucy and Charlie Brown in the football pried it loose he has the football there and -- come this time I'll let you kick it.
Charlie Brown -- that Lucy takes -- the football the last minute.
Flat on his back.
Look this is playing games with the kids and it's not funny.
If from a Manuel thought it was illegal for the teachers -- on strike a week ago he should have sought the court order a week ago instead he gave the teachers a lot of time.
That made their point now there's even more pressure from the parent to settle the strike on their terms.
And the kids are still not in -- got John I know you follow these things very closely I'm just wondering why on earth they didn't get this all resolved.
Over the summer when kids at Wharton school.
Because the union kept moving the goal posts remember.
The union agreed to a new evaluation system that said 30%.
Of a teacher's evaluation is going to be test scores and now they don't like that because they say it might -- some teachers.
Well look I'm sure there are many good teachers in the Chicago public school system there you know bound by this horrible rule book that restricts who their ability to teach but they're also some bad teachers in the Chicago schools we know that for the following reasons -- dot.
Hold on -- -- because I wanted to split up a list of some of the things that the teachers I have some issues with that they want to work out just to remind our wrap our viewers here a salary is one issue.
You know the union wanted to 29%.
Apparently the tentative agreement gives them a 16% pay hike.
I -- I wondered what the problem is here methods like a lot of money.
While the average Chicago school teacher and 76000 dollars a year plus benefits.
The average family that pays the taxes to support that schoolteacher only earns 47000 dollars a year there's a mismatch as for the test scores.
Only 8% eleventh graders.
That is 8%.
Past college readiness tests obviously some teachers are not doing the job they should be and they should be let go if they evaluations show the present.
Bullet he had relations and other things and fix the problem the problem that you paint is is really just his -- Well look there -- some families that are dysfunctional and I'm sure that's part of the reason why some students can't cope with classroom assignment.
But a lot of it is simply bad teaching methods charter schools.
Private schools parochial school in Chicago all open for business and they have much better results much better graduation -- charter school graduate 80% of their students from high school.
Public schools 56 and we may see more charter schools there as a result we'll keep -- -- -- one -- help -- to tip -- this week.
-- -- -- fine thank you so much number two stances.
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