Common sense says there should be some link between compensation and job performance. But the very idea tends to make teachers unions recoil like Dracula confronted with a garlic clove. And so Chicago teachers are picketing schools where only 60 percent of the students graduate and less than 8 percent of 11th graders met all the college-readiness benchmarks on state tests last year.Further, the Dept. of Education says that 79% of Chicago 8th graders are not proficient in reading.
Meanwhile, there is an open feud between America and Israel, Obama is on track to have the worst job record since World War II, mobs storm our embassies in Libya and Egypt and kill some of our people, gas prices are at an all-time high (I paid $4.62 this morning and it cost $62.50 to fill my tank), and Barack Obama hasn't a clue what to do about it all.
Oh yes, let's re-elect Obama! We NEED another four years like the last. NO WONDER the polls are so close!
That last paragraph was sarcasm in case you missed it.