Chicago school layoffs blamed on pension crisis

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 23, 2013 9:28 a.m.

    Chicago school layoffs blamed on pension crisis?---Nope!

    It's called corruption.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 22, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    Only corruption caused these lay-offs.

    Like cancer, corruption is spreading, and destroying our nation.

    All through history, except for some brief moments, people have seldom placed honest leaders to rule them.

    The biggest cause of unnatural deaths, and suffering, have come from evil governments. People follow like sheep.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    July 22, 2013 7:16 a.m.

    Chicago Public Schools suffer the same problem as GM - Legacy costs.
    Except the problem is worse due to the lack of competition in the public sector. GM could have just gone bankrupt. And people could have purchased Toyotas instead.
    But public schools are another matter. An honest article on Chicago schools would have published salaries and benefits of teachers. And drop out rates.
    Chicago schools deliver a flawed product and the highest possible costs.
    Utah teachers and taxpayers alike would look at the numbers and be appalled.
    People in Utah just don't understand how much teachers make in Chicago and how little they accomplish for the money.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    July 21, 2013 7:48 a.m.

    Along with several municipal bankruptcies in California and most recently Detroit, the chronic fiscal mismanagement by governments of all sizes, mostly by Democrat administrations, is finally starting to show its inevitable results.

    It starts with the smaller pockets of corruption, like Stockton and San Bernadino, and works its way to larger ones, Detroit and Chicago, until it finds its way to the big kahuna, the Federal Government. The rot usually takes decades to bring down the edifice of sham. And, all of it the result of usually obvious (to anyone honest enough to want the truth) duplicity.

    Whether it is in the form of unsupportable pension promises or out right Ponzi scheme scams like Social Security, the corruption all relies on political dishonesty that runs from the President right down to the single voter who opts for the candidate with the most juicy promises, however illogical and inconsistent with reality.

    We are getting the government we have voted for.

    We can do much better.

    But, **ONLY** if we are **honest**!!

  • conservative scientist Lindon, UT
    July 20, 2013 3:44 p.m.

    Liberals running the City and the State government. Need anyone say more?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 19, 2013 9:25 p.m.

    Our commander, on many occasions, has stated that more teachers will be hired. Yet Chicago lays-off 2,100, and Kansas City has thirty one closed schools. What about Detroit, and some of the other big cities?

    How are people going to pay for health care with so many lat-offs?