The Chicago Teachers Union did the entirely predictable thing by announcing that its members were refusing to come to work. Chicago schools are shut down with the union members squealing that they’re afraid to die if they actually come into work to do their jobs.
Mayor Lightfoot is talking tough, saying that striking members won’t be paid, and urging them to come back to work.
“It feels like Groundhog Day,” the mayor said in a press conference that started just before 8 p.m.
It’s Groundhog Day because a corrupt municipal system made a deal with the devil and now the devil is collecting.
When a teachers’ union can take a city’s entire school system hostage, it’s time to rethink the centralization and the power wielded by one single organization over the lives of an entire city.
Opening up the educational system and ending the government monopoly is the only pathway forward.
Otherwise this kind of political terrorism will not just escalate, it will destroy what’s left of the already tottering educational system.