Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has accused the teachers union of "cheating children out of an education," according to the Chicago Tribune. His comments came in response to union efforts to block the city from unilaterally violating teachers’ contractual rights by seeking contract waivers from individual teachers to lengthen their school days.
Needless to say, the politicians are not guilty of robbing children by gutting education funding or refusing to raise taxes on the wealthy to increase revenues. Nor are the feds for imposing useless high stakes exams and the concomitant test preparation that rob kids of class time for meaningful learning, arts and music classes and science. The wealthy certainly aren’t guilty of robbing the 99 Percenters’ children by placing their precious babies in elite private schools and promoting, funding and lobbying for more charter schools, which saps funds from