Chicago teachers are scheduled to go on strike Monday morning. Why? Partly because a 16% pay raise over 4 years is not enough–in a time when most Americans’ salaries are falling, not rising! The strike has left parents up in arms about what to do with their children.
As the strike deadline approached, parents spent Sunday worrying about how much their children’s education might suffer and where their kids will go while they’re at work.
I have one word for these parents: homeschool.
And, because the government wants you to think that you can’t get through the day without its help, many of the schools will still be open to serve breakfast and lunch.
School officials said they will open more than 140 schools between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. so children can eat lunch and breakfast in a district where many students receive free meals. The district asked community organizations to provide additional programs for students, and a number of churches, libraries and other groups plan to offer day camps and other activities. But it’s not clear how many families will send their children to the added programs.