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That's in addition to the Paras, Lunchroom staff, Security, and other workers, bringing the total to almost 2100.

And most of the 1000 teachers being laid off are veteran teachers with tenure.

Almost 2100 Chicago Public School workers are being laid off today.

That's in addition to the 850 that were laid off in June.

Meanwhile, Rahm has plenty of money for stadiums, and other "improvements".

Karen Lewis, President of the CTU:

"It is equally shameful that as CPS slashes school budgets, they have not offered one sound recommendation to resolve their 'budget crisis' other than attacking teachers, closing schools, disrupting communities and vilifying parents,"

"CPS can generate new revenue by closing corporate loopholes, engaging the banks about toxic swaps, re-examining the city’s TIF program, and supporting a financial transaction tax which could put billions of dollars back into our schools. Once, again the most vulnerable children are going to receive the least. This will impact every single student in our district."

“This also says much about the district’s much-touted, but poorly executed, 'Longer School Day,' program which they have recently branded as a 'fuller day'," "How can a 'full day' function without the appropriate staffing and funding levels and when schools that lack books, toilet paper and other necessities? These cuts will surely increase class sizes. What we have now is the ‘empty day.’

“While the mayor is busy making multi-million dollar stadium deals and the Illinois General Assembly is playing volleyball with workers’ lives, our students are the ones suffering."

312-744-3300  Let Rahm know what you think of this gutting of the Chicago Public School system  312-744-3300
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Originally posted to zenbassoon on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM PDT.

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