DRAMATIS PERSONAE
Mitt Romney (Republican Presidential nominee)
Paul Ryan (Republican Vice-Presidential nominee)
Rahm Emanuel (Chicago Democrat Mayor)

Going to school is supposed to be about the three R’s : Reading, W’riting and A’rithmetic. Not Romney, Ryan and Rahm!

Romney, Ryan

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

The Los Angeles Times stated, “Mitt Romney is in agreement with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel…”

ABC News stated, “Paul Ryan [said] ‘We stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’ in his fight with Chicago’s teachers”

They have an agenda – to privatize Chicago Public Schools and help their business partners and the millionaires who donate to both their election campaigns make a profit at the expense of Chicago children. Their “education reform” really means:

  • SUPPORT FOR MASSIVE SCHOOL CLOSING, TARGETING BLACK, LATINO AND LOW INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS.
  • SUPPORT FOR POLICIES THAT WOULD REMOVE EXPERIENCED EDUCATORS AND CONTINUE THE LOSS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN TEACHERS SERVING THE NEIGHBORHOODS.
  • PUSHING “TEACHER EVALUATION” SCHEMES THAT CONTINUE TO TURN THE SCHOOLS INTO TESTING FACTORIES INSTEAD OF PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY TEACHING, ARTS, MUSIC AND WORLD LANGUAGE.
  • LARGER CLASS SIZES, FURTHER TAKING ATTENTION AWAY FROM EACH OF THE STUDENTS.

The teachers are standing with the students and the communities of Chicago. Together, they’re fighting for quality public education for all the students in every neighborhood. They’re standing up against the racism that means starving schools in Chicago’s Black and Latino neighborhoods.

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*Source: From a Chicago Teachers Union flyer I took off someone’s car windshield.

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