Only 56 percent of the students are graduating from high school.
Accompanied by Bill Ayers--Physician, heal thyself--and an Obamalette community organizer, the teachers' union president, Karen Lewis, spouts utter nonsense, blaming the poor results on the students and a lack of teacher prestige, notwithstanding a recent 10 to 15 percent increase in wages. She says:
I have seen the profession of teaching go from one in which it was considered, um, very prestigious to one that is constantly ridiculed, and, um, basically, uh, discarded and we feel, by and large, it's due to the fact that we serve, um, a predominantly, uh, working, and uh, and quite frankly lower class students, uh, and students of color.Hey, didn't the former Chicago community organizer, armed with tens of millions of Annenberg Challenge funds, revitalize the public schools in the 1990s? I guess since Obama never sent his daughters to the rat holes, the answer is probably, No.