By: Mark Glennon*
“We have a recovery plan that the school district and the city council should consider,” says Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis in release yesterday. “We look forward to working with you and members of the city council.”
Read the whole list in their “revenue recovery plan” contained in the release, but here’s the real gem: They’d like to reinstate arguably the most job-killing, despised, idiotic tax in history — the head tax. That’s a per-employee tax on employers, and they want it levied at four times the level it was previously levied in Chicago.
Come on, Rahm, Springfield. Pursue the obvious solution for CPS and CTU. Bankrupt or reconstitute CPS, end the CTU, fire them all and rehire the good ones. Most of them shouldn’t be let anywhere near a school.
*Mark Glennon is founder of WirePoints. Opinions expressed are his own.