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Chicago sued for alleged
discrimination against
black teachers

Reuters, by James B. Kelleher

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 12/28/2012 12:15:49 PM

The federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday and announced on Thursday is the latest battle with the city since teachers staged a week-long strike in September. It alleges that more than half of the tenured teachers fired in the most recent round of school closings and turnarounds were African American. But blacks make up less than 30 percent of the tenured teaching staff in the district and 35 percent of the tenured teacher population in the failing schools, the lawsuit claims.

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What an absolute farce.
Yet another example of liberalism creating a plethora of problems that we will all have to pay for.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dante, 12/28/2012 12:35:53 PM     (No. 9087591)

The mobbed-up ´Waste Management´ companies had more integrity than the current inner city public schools racket.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stonepony, 12/28/2012 12:37:21 PM     (No. 9087594)

In BRA this should not be happening. It implies that these black teachers are not very good in the classroom. reading m$m we know that blacks excell at government jobs... something is very wrong here.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 12/28/2012 12:40:04 PM     (No. 9087600)

Here´s an idea!

How ´bout we do away with all government owned and operated schools - - and let parents pick and pay for the schools to which they want to send their chillun.

Think that´d work? I sure do - - - - - -

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NYBruin, 12/28/2012 12:49:46 PM     (No. 9087622)

How did these unqualified teachers get hired in the first place?

Oh, wait. . .

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/28/2012 12:51:11 PM     (No. 9087625)

35% ? The census shows 14% blacks in the USA..so why weren´t more whites, Asians and Hispanics recruited for these jobs in the first place?
Why don´t Chicago parents sue the teachers for non-performance?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 12/28/2012 1:02:00 PM     (No. 9087638)

Affirmative action allows some minority students to graduate from H.S. without rudimentary skills. And Affirmative action allows some minority students to attend college on scholarships, even though their SATs are terribly low. (SATs predict sucess in the freshman year.)
Affirmative action allows some minority students, already referenced above, to graduate from college without possessing college level skills.
And affirmative action allows some of those students to be hired as teachers in places like chicago, and any other large city with a black population. The argument is that black students have to have role models at the front of the classroom. And some schools of education are pushing for black males to become teachers, to meet the perceived role model need, since a majority of black students reside in women led households, with no daddy in sight, but lots of ´uncles.´
But eventually, the house of cards called affirmative action collapses, as it is collapsing in chicago. And relentless leftists like rahm emanuel come face to face with their convictions - sort of like a Christian Scientist with appendicitis.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mamafrog, 12/28/2012 1:26:30 PM     (No. 9087667)

If they filled out the forms correctly and documented the problems then this should hold up. Testing for certification is a rather recent requirement and I would guess many of these teachers were among the oldest and longest tenured teachers in the system.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 12/28/2012 1:28:08 PM     (No. 9087668)

Remember Patrick Chavis. He addmitted that he was unqualified. People wound up dying.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/28/2012 1:36:08 PM     (No. 9087682)

They should know that you cannot fire based upon merit!

You must fire based upon skin color - or you might accidentally discriminate.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/28/2012 1:44:51 PM     (No. 9087690)

Hard as I struggled to remain angry and indignant about this lawsuit, I found myself, in spite of myself, feeling sorry for those responsible for it. I don´t WANT to pity them. I would much rather be angry with them. But it´s no use, because I cannot pull it off. How can one be angry with or fail to feel pity for people as far removed from reality as these plaintiffs? They deserve our help, not our contempt - but of course helping them is a challenging, perhaps and impossible task. They are not willing to be helped because they do not understand that they need help.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: federale, 12/28/2012 2:23:14 PM     (No. 9087724)

This proves that it´s possible to fail the requirements to teach English and math but pass the requirements to teach ebonics.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 12/28/2012 3:00:40 PM     (No. 9087782)

Sorry Charlie, if you´re not the most qualified candidate, we gotta let ya go....

I worked with so many black women "chair-warmers" in my 25-year stint as a Counselor that it wasnt funny...it was embarassing.They werent the brightest bulbs in the room. And dont call me a sexist or a racist, I am truly telling you the truth...no fake embrace of "diversity" here, just whats best and smartest and creative enough to effectively and successfully teach our students. Period.

How did they EVER get hired ahead of better qualified men and women? You know the answer!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/28/2012 3:24:53 PM     (No. 9087798)

I guess Rahmis showing some level of guts here. he had to know he would get flooded with lawsuits. Imagine being unqualified for a job getting you the grounds for a suit.They´ve let this monster go on too long,patronage,affirmative action,do nothing jobs. The union squeezed a big raise they couldn´t afford,so they had to cut back somewhere. Non-performing people is a good place to start.

Wonder if this will start a trend,somehow I doubt it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 12/28/2012 5:36:29 PM     (No. 9087926)

This is getting old. Very old And who pays the most? Minority kids.No that anyone really care about them at all. It´s all about lib politics. That´s the truth.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/29/2012 6:06:32 AM     (No. 9088300)

Maybe they got fired because they were incompetent. In NY, if a black shows up on an employment register, you have to hire them whether they´re competent or not.

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