Chicago Teachers Union Official: “This Is Our Arab Spring!” (Video)

An official with the Chicago Teachers Union told Al Sharpton today,

“This is our Arab Spring… This is not just confined to Chicago.”

Because the Chicago teachers, the highest paid teachers in the country making an average $76,000 a year, are so mistreated.
Via The Radio Equalizer:

Hat Tip Dr. Dr. Jo Jo and Ed

Here is the transcript:
Al Sharpton: Tell us why the Chicago Teachers Union has called a strike? The first time in 25 years.

CTU official: It’s about … justice. We are in a time nationally where our students, black and brown students, let’s be very clear, are under the pressure of privatizers who want to collect off the pathology that plagues our communities. That’s what’s going on here in Chicago.

Al Sharpton: Stacy, let me ask you, what does the city need to do to bring this strike to an end the situation that would be acceptable to the teachers? I understand the historical and institutional problems and agree with it. What would resolve this matter right now?

CTU official: Well you know what’s interesting Rev. Al, is that this is sort of like an Arab Spring right here in Chicago right now. Currently there are five locals, AFT(?) locals, who are experiencing similar issues here. 11 NEA locals have filed intent to strike within the last year. So this is not just confined to Chicago.

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  • RKflorida

    If I had any trust in the American public, I would say that these peoples actions are hurting them. But it appears that these actions are sucking in a large segment of the population and these people actually believe this hysterical, false ranting. I wonder if there is enough sanity left in the country to get rid of Obama.

  • Tom63010

    I feel bad for the students but I also feel sorry for the teachers that just want to teach and are forced into joining unions. I am so grateful that here in Missouri it is against the law for teachers to strike.

  • lynched1

    Not much good on telelvision, I hope occupy shows up to play.

  • US Navy Corpseman

    Obnoxious union slobs – just like in Wisconsin – these lazy, incompetent boobs don’t deserve a pay raise – Chicago scores lowest in state. Fire them all and hire recent graduates- they’ll be happy for a job. If you want a raise – EARN IT!

  • bg


    i honestly can’t believe they are Teachers,
    they truly sound way too ignorant.. *sigh*


  • mg4us

    Now I know why the students there fare so poorly in education. .Teachers saying, “This is our Arab Spring”. . .this has nothing to do with civil rights but moreover. .It is still summer until Sept 21 then it is Autumn. . .Not Spring. . .

    On a more serious note, as public servants they should be fired and not unionized. . .
    Bring in teachers from elsewhere or contract out to companies in China that do a damn good job educating children in things that matter. .reading, writing, Arithmetic and Science.

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  • Charlie

    Obama said we all had to make sacrifices. It now seems that a 16% pay increase is just too much of a burden for Chicago teacher’s to handle. So much for everyone having skin in the game.

  • bg
  • Finncrisp

    An unfortunate choice of words, since Egypt and Libya are now attacking our embassies. That Moslem spring is really not a bunch of freedom fighters. Barry’s foreign policy is a joke. Barry is a joke, and the Chicago teachers are playing useful idiots for all to see.

    This timing for this moronic display is perfect…

  • RealMc

    3 words:

    Fire. Them. All.

  • bg


    re: #9 September 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm bg

    “I’m committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that
    they can fulfill Zakat [.] it is important for Western countries to
    avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they
    see fit” ~ Barry Dunham Soetoro Barack Hussein Obama

    and all Christian Institutions must cover
    contraception, did i get that right?? /s/


  • rhonda

    just like in Wisconsin, when Americans get a real look at the scum teaching their children they will see the light. I think this is a good thing.

  • bg


    Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan: A 9/11 Remembrance

    “Eleven years ago, evil descended upon our country, taking thousands
    of lives in an unspeakable attack against innocents. America will never
    forget those who perished. America will never stop caring for the loved
    ones they left behind. And America shall remain ever vigilant against
    those who would do us harm. Today we again extend our most profound
    gratitude to our brave troops who have gone into battle, some never to
    return, so that we may live in peace. On this most somber day, those
    who would attack us should know that we are united, one nation under
    God, in our determination to stop them and to stand tall for peace and
    freedom at home and across the world.”

    Obama Does Radio Interview on 9-11. No Mention of 9-11.

    [Now it’s learned that President Obama appeared on the DJ Laz Morning
    Show in Miami, FL and, although it was his first opportunity to speak
    publicly on the anniversary of 9-11, he spoke of the Miami Dolphins,
    he spoke of College Loan reform, he spoke of his campaign, but he
    left out the day that changed America forever.]

    ht Redwine

    Obama Releases Message to Arab Forum on 9/11

    [He also offers support for his envoys, including Attorney General Eric
    Holder, who is attending the Arab Forum conference as the chief U.S.
    representative. The Arab Forum’s goal is to recover assets stolen by
    formerly autocratic regimes, including Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. (But
    not Qatar.)

    The video, posted on the White House YouTube channel today, makes
    no mention of 9/11, the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, or the role of
    Qatar-based Al Jazeera in broadcasting radical anti-American propaganda.
    And while offering support for democratic change, Obama neglects to
    ask the Emir to step aside.]


  • shibumi

    Arab Spring= Islamism
    Teachers Spring = Fascism

    Is that what they’re saying?

    If so… I’m not on board.

    /Yeah, even if they’re not saying that, scr*w them and their 22% pay increase. I know too many people, myself included, who had to take pay cuts!

  • bg


    hope this works.. 🙂

    The 9/11 Memorial in Jerusalem is the only memorial outside of
    Ground Zero that exhibits the name of all the victims of the terrorist
    attack. Thank you Israel. May God continue to bless your nation.



    If these ‘strikes’ quickly spread across the US and become violent would Imam Obama then use this as a reason to ‘postpone’ the election until order can be restored?

    The public protests, Imam Obama’s union thugs turn these protests into riots, Imam Obama declares marshall law to restore order so the elections can be held. Imam Obama asks for UN Peacekeepers…

    And our republic is forever gone…..

    And the re-education camps open

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  • Buffalobob

    Yes spring is in the air especially when Karen Lewis the head of the Chicago teachers union pulls in a salary somewhere north of $250,000.

  • sablegsd

    That fugly sow hasn’t stood up from her desk in decades. I “would” hope she faints in the street and is trampled by her fellow commie pigs, but that would be wrong of me.

    The best thing in the world for those students is for these commie pigs to get fired.

  • pst314

    “This Is Our Arab Spring!” What, the union pukes are going to start slitting the throats of those who disagree with them?

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  • Patty

    What has happen when teachers are one disgrace, not generalizing but from what is happening to the Education system is not just sad for the kids but for the future and the productivity and it will have far reaching affects on this Nation as a Whole.

    It place of Washington acting like leaders the have become pasties and we have allow Unions to run rough shot over our kids, through indebtedness and now their future.

    Here is something that has some how doesn’t compute in the mind of these so called educators.


    November 16, 2011 was a historic date: that’s when the US officially surpassed $15 trillion in debt for the first time since World War 2. We celebrated it by cheering $15,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOOBAMA. Today, August 28, 2012, is when we can unofficially celebrate again, because 286 days after the last major milestone was surpassed with disturbing ease, total US debt following today’s $35 billion auction of 2 Year bonds is, well, in a word: $16,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOOBAMA!

    The math?

    .To get just over $16X1012 which means it took 286 days to go from $15 to $16 trillion: $3.5 billion in extra debt every day.

    Alternatively take the above official Total Public Debt Outstanding, and add to this $76 billion in net new debt that will settle over the J-Hole weekend.

    The result: $16.05 trillion, which is what the debt to the penny will officially show next week.

    Of course this will be the total following the balance of this week’s auctions. In the meantime, the US is now officially between that ceiling and a $16 trillion floor.

    But wait. You aint’s seen nothing yet. At this rate of growth, total US debt will surpass:

    $17 trillion on June 10, 2013;
    $18 trillion on March 23, 2014;
    $19 trillion on January 3, 2015; and
    $20 trillion on October 16, 2015

    And on, and on, and on…
    Take today’s $35 billion in 2 Year bonds.

    We haven’t money to give out, we have to tighten our boot straps. We cannot understand how a Teacher can’t do the math, further more shove a kid on to H.S. with a fourth grader reading skill at best.


  • Abelard

    3 words:

    Fire. Them. All.

    Four more words:


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  • kato

    They want to ban snack foods and soft drinks in schools. What are all these fat subprime teachers going to eat?

  • Sandy

    16 September 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    bg commented:

    The 9/11 Memorial in Jerusalem is the only memorial outside of
    Ground Zero that exhibits the name of all the victims of the terrorist
    attack. Thank you Israel. May God continue to bless your nation.


    Thanks for sharing that — I had no idea.

  • stonedome

    she does nothing but generate money for the union…bring it on, fat a$$ goony bird.

  • Patty

    Two radical Muslim Democrats. Carson just stated that US schools won’t prosper until they become like Muslim Madrassas that teach hatred toward all non-Muslims and force children to read the intolerant Koran. This is the company Obama keeps.

  • Patty

    Can you imagine the poor kids who sit in her classroom. Warts and all.

  • PeterStarfish

    Chicago’s striking public school teachers earn $74,839 per year, and 39% of them send their own children to private schools


    Winter is coming for the teachers who said nothing about Rahm’s recent attack on free speech in his defense of homosexuality.

    You sided with the devil and now you will see what that is like. And besides, you are a greedy bunch of delinquents.

    I hope you are all fired.

  • burt

    I bet she can’t read at an 8th grade level.

  • Fred Allen Barton Sr.

    After listening to this Chicago Teachers Union Official everyone should have no doubt in their minds what’s wrong with public schools!!

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