Firing a public school teacher takes 2-5 years in Chicago 

The Chicago Tribune has prepared a graphic illustrating just how long it takes to get rid of a bad public school teacher. The short version is that it takes anywhere between 2-5 years and as many as 27 steps for the teacher to get booted. (Those public-sector unions, always working for the betterment of our kids.)
Bonus: Here's an email uncovered by The Weekly Standard calling for the Chicago Teachers Union to support the Wisconsin public union protesters. Looks like Chicago teachers want to spread the joy of union "job security."
From: Chicago Teachers Union <>Date: Feb 19, 2011 1:36 PMSubject: Get on the bus to Wisconsin Monday!
To: XXXXXXXXXXXXX Get on the bus to Madison Monday!Solidarity with Wisconsin Teachers and Public Employees!

Sisters and brothers have probably been reading about what is happening in Wisconsin, where the Governor is trying to pass legislation that would destroy the unions there. Schools are shut down because so many teachers and students have joined the huge protests in Madison, the capitol. At CTU, we are making plans about various ways to show our support. For starters, please sign our online petition.

The Chicago Federation of Labor is sending a bus to Madison Monday. They will leave from Plumbers Hall, 1340 West Washington Boulevard, at 6 a.m. Monday (2/21) and return by 8 p.m. You can park in the northeast part of the lot. There is no charge, but you must email if you want to be on the list to attend this historic event.

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