In an editorial in today’s Sun-Times, the paper calls on Chicago Public Schools teachers to forgo a 4 percent raise so the district can trim a $600 million budget deficit without cutting jobs and hiking class size.
Basically, the paper argues that teachers have to choose between the raises or the cuts. I’m not sure I agree with them, but it’s their opinion and they’re entitled to it.
But then the paper goes one step further, crediting schools CEO Ron Huberman with making critical central office cuts. “He already has cut some areas demanded by the public, including nearly 1,000 central office staff,” the editorial writes.