Chicago Teachers Union Hijinks Cause Traffic Snarls, Impede Commuters
Chicago Teacher Union officials are not satisfied just closing down schools for as long as they please. Now parents and taxpayers will have to fight traffic and be late to their own work because the striking union officials planned a march yesterday. Chances are they will not be paying for the extra police and traffic management involved in managing the traffic debacle their march created. Brendan O’Brien has the story on reuters.com.
Thousands of striking Chicago teachers marched through the city’s downtown streets on Wednesday to demand smaller class sizes and more support staff in the second-longest walkout by U.S. public school teachers in recent history.
The Chicago Public Schools district said classes would be canceled again on Thursday, although buildings would be open and meals provided for students who needed a safe place to stay.