This week a lot of Democrats and “liberals” are attacking Chicago teachers for what they tell us are their extravagant and “unreasonable” demands. It’s funny: If they think teaching’s such a gravy train, why have they all become bankers instead?
These banker/politicians are usually spotted in the plush and well-appointed board rooms of America’s richest corporations, not the overheated, overcrowded and poorly maintained class rooms of its public schools. But that doesn’t stop them from passing judgment on those who labor there. In fact, to hear these politicians talk, you’d think that public school teachers – not their fellow bankers – are the pampered and privileged parasitical class that’s ruining our economy.