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I'll go with the teachers' strike is now and is forced -- bought last night the union and city officials reported some progress in negotiations.
Students could repeat could return to class tomorrow.
Steve -- old is it all -- all of sex politics and religion he joins us now from Atlanta.
He's also the author of the book how rich people think.
And -- disabled who joins us now has a very strong opinion about those teaches in Chicago.
You want him fired -- I think we let him walk Stuart we have 75000.
Teachers in the state of Illinois.
Who are unemployed who I'm sure we give -- left arm to be working for an at at 76000.
Dollars a year in the Chicago Public Schools I say we let him have those jobs.
What do you say to unionize a nation of a group that wants to be known as professionals.
Are gonna be in my bonnet about this I don't think professional should be an industrial -- union what -- is.
I don't either -- of course that -- and they are professionals that they're they're probably doing the most important job.
In in America -- -- educating our young people except they're not educating our young people in Chicago there there in -- power grab situation even though they're the highest paid teachers of any major city in the country this is just ridiculous.
We're or asking them to operate in the free market like you and I and the rest of us.
What you realize that's what you -- Is a long long long way from reality.
We're not gonna find those striking teachers were not gonna replace them with the -- -- forty golf tour out of work it's not gonna happen is it.
It needs to happen eventually and I think if we start having these kinds of conversations -- these critical thinking conversations.
Which is what I write and speak about all the time.
That is it'll start it'll start to happen and I wonder -- President Obama on this issue and -- -- Arnie Duncan where are these so called leaders they're they're playing politics that's -- they -- that's where they are is that what your books -- about Europe flat out free market capitalist Connick guy that's it.
Absolutely free market that's -- build America that's what's gonna restore America are you of libertarian.
I I think I lean more towards libertarian -- than anything else yes how do you feel about Mitt Romney.
I like Britain and Mitt Romney the economy I don't like -- social issues.
And Obama you reject completely.
I like some of the social issue stands I don't know that president Obama's taken but this is this is a great example -- his lack of leadership is he's from Chicago I mean Arnie Duncan used around the Chicago Public Schools you with the CEO and they haven't commented at all on this case where -- the leadership he's not a leader that's the problem do you think there's any hope whatsoever of of really we've.
True reform in -- public school system.
And if so how we gonna get that.
Oh I think so I think there -- a lot of -- we've got to break the unions we've got to break the grip the death grip that these unions have.
I'm not on the school system that the kids are the ones are suffering Stewart it's it's not the teachers the teachers are making more the average Stanley Chicago's earning 47000 dollars a year.
The average teacher in Chicago is making 76000.
Plan that's before benefits that's a pretty darn good job.
I'm sitting with Tracy bonds a former school teacher and she's nodding -- -- -- vigorously you agree you go to break break that's of strong expression break.
Stuart they're asking for raises that you and I haven't seen in years I mean come -- now I'm -- -- suffering here.
Other then these kids.
And we've heard even from Scott's lady saying that you know businesses have at -- suffering as well now because parents have to bring their kids to school there are ripple effects of this.
It's about money poise it's about control of who gets hired and who gets finds out what out of control and accountability or lack of accountability you know sort of border with charter school -- South -- the poorest congressional district in America.
And I get -- -- is something that changes there we start it would all public schoolteachers and now none of them a public school teachers in them it's amazing.
The commitment of these young teachers -- thanks Steve Steve Bolton who was weather is joining us from Atlanta Steve.
It was a pleasure having you witnessed an outspoken kinda guided boat we listened to what you gonna say thank you stable seeing us -- -- okay sir thank you back clinical.
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