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View Diary: Thousands Prepare for a Three Day March Against Chicago School Closings (15 comments)

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  •  You lost? (0+ / 0-)

    "Deal with it."

    Really?

    •  What's ur Proposal? (1+ / 0-)
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      doc2

      The reality is that property taxes nationwide have increased as a percentage of property value.

      Are Chicago teachers asking the working and middle-class residents pay a higher tax rate on their property?

      Mostel, it's easy to argue against school closings as a teacher.

      It's much more difficult to put forth a plan to avoid school closings.

      Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

      by PatriciaVa on Tue May 14, 2013 at 09:28:27 AM PDT

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      •  Centrists Economics (3+ / 0-)
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        Azazello, quill, Mostel26

        Is just right-wing free market nuttery made palatable to liberals. Your framing of teachers vs. taxpayers is cheap.

        "Your conspiracy theories won't work without evidence." -Nasir Jones

        by Tristero 312 on Tue May 14, 2013 at 09:37:52 AM PDT

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      •  The CPS admits savings minor (2+ / 0-)
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        Mostel26, Stude Dude

        The savings from those school closiings will be minor. The school board announced some larg saviings, and then admitted that those figures were false.

        Also, the schools got labeled "underused" by inventing some new criteria. There are limits to how large a class can be under federal guidelines for special ed. The school board cited the school as underused because the special ed classes weren't much larger than they could legally be.

      •  Progressive fiscal policies (1+ / 0-)
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        How about that? Many other nations seem to have that down pat. We need more direct action here, like protests in Chicago, to force the system more to the left. Although that should not need to be stated on a progressive web site.

      •  You should read up on Chicago (1+ / 0-)
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        gardengn0me

        where the union has the support of the residents and the mayor who is pushing this is deeply unpopular.  

        You are imposing your own narrative on the facts.

        Also, CTU has a plan. Did you know that?

        Politics is the art of the possible, but that means you have to think about changing what is possible, not that you have to accept it in perpetuity. Notes on a Theory

        by David Kaib on Thu May 16, 2013 at 12:08:45 PM PDT

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