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  •  The big question is what next (8+ / 0-)

    There's been an explosion of Chicago public forums, celebrations and intense discussions sponsored by a variety of groups about what to do next. I can neither keep up with or go to them all, but the more the merrier!

    "Don't believe everything you think."

    by BobboSphere on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 01:46:25 PM PDT

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    •  it seems kind of Occupy-ish? WHAT next? I know (4+ / 0-)

      in Seattle The Game Plan seems to be for the same ol same old washed out, tired, collaborating, compromising, top down, insider sell outs to put on their red stuff and pretend they support Chicago ...

      while they continue with their back door sell outs appeasing the liars from Stand On Children, League Of Education Voters, Democrats for Education Reform, NCTQ, PFL, CRPE, A+ Washington ... and the rest of the Gate$ funded a$tro turf$.


      I'm 52, growed up on welfare from Holyoke MA., this is my 7th year being a Seattle math teacher ---

      This Chicago strike is 1 of the few things which has given me HOPE since obama employed Rahm & Summers & Geithner in Nov. 2008.

      What next, for all of us?


      Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous

      by seabos84 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 04:43:47 PM PDT

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      •   I know that CORE is hoping for the best... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...but planning for the worst. The corporate predators are persistent and they have deep pockets. Rahm is a sore loser. There will be efforts to divide the union from its community supporters and to divide the union from within.

        Fasten your seat belts ladies and gentlemen, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

        "Don't believe everything you think."

        by BobboSphere on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:47:48 PM PDT

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    •  Solidarity with other unions and workers (0+ / 0-)

      Teachers must realize that they are part of the working class, not above it.

      A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

      by slatsg on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:42:35 PM PDT

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