Illinois Watchdog

Chicago public school teachers are on strike, rallying for better pay, benefits and working conditions. That much we know. But what about the parents sick of a failing school system? Who will address their needs? When can they strike and demand a better education for their children? They can’t, reports Illinois Watchdog.

“Teachers get to walk out and demand better conditions, better pay and better benefits. But parents cannot walk out and say, ‘We want more and better things for the money we are giving,’” said Joy Pullmann, an education research fellow at The Heartland Institute.

All that leaves parents without the means to send their children to expensive private or parochial schools left with is one option: charter schools.

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