CTU Doing What's Best for Union, Not Students
Americans for Prosperity: CTU Doing What’s Best for Union, Not Students
CHICAGO, IL – Americans for Prosperity – Illinois State Director David From today released the following statement in response to the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike:
“Bizarrely, in a city where the five-year graduation rate is just 60%, teachers went on strike today because they refuse to accept greater accountability,” stated From.
CPS teachers already earn over $76,000 (not including benefits) on average, but the union is unsatisfied with the city’s generous offer of a 16% raise over four years.
“It is disturbing that the taxpayer-fueled union remains opposed to performance metrics such as merit-based pay and evaluations. Clearly, the union is standing in the way of improving the quality of education for our children,” From continued.
CTU President Karen Lewis admitted that the union opposes merit-based pay.
“She may be doing what’s best for the union, but it’s not what’s best for our schools. When the union decides to create chaos for over 400,000 Chicago children, they’ll find no sympathy from me,” said From.