The Chicago Teachers Union video even criticizes their friend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is a big supporter of President Obama. The union is angry at him because he ended their strike last September by agreeing to a pay raise of only 17% for teachers. The video expresses anger at anyone who doesn't give the union everything it wants. The union's video also ignores the fact that Obama's Stimulus package gave billions of dollars to finance elementary and secondary schools, to extend unemployment benefits, to extend Cobra health care coverage, to increase the food stamp program, and to increase most of the welfare handouts. Chicago schools are already facing a billion-dollar deficit and have about 200,000 more empty seats than students.
I believe that most adults can see through the blatant propaganda in these two videos. We hope these videos were not intended for classroom use. However, it is important for parents to keep a watchful eye on what is taught in the classroom to make sure it is truth, not leftwing propaganda.
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