Did you ever wonder what it’s like to spend a few minutes inside a public school on Chicago’s south side? Now’s your chance.
The video below depicts a chaotic scene, with students laughing, chattering, swearing, flashing gang signs. In the midst of all this, one young woman stands to upbraid her teacher, shouting, “I want an education,” and “You get paid, right?” She even mentions Martin Luther King and Malcolm X as she criticizes her teacher (who appears to be African-American).
WARNING: Video contains profanity
We’re not sure what to make of this. On one hand, it seems the young woman has a point. She certainly isn’t getting anything that resembles an education, from the look of things. On the other hand, she seems to be adding to the classroom pandemonium.
Whatever you make of this video, it’s a sad commentary on the state of Chicago’s public schools. You begin to understand why it is that we sometimes hear of people graduating from high school despite being functionally illiterate. What’s happening is a waste of taxpayer’s money, and, more egregiously, of these students’ lives.
As The College Fix reported in September, the Chicago teachers union when on strike earlier this fall, despite the fact that they make an average salary of $76,000 per year and are the highest paid teachers in the nation. The greedy union members felt that a $400 million increase on top of their current salaries was not enough to adequately reward the work they are doing.
If you’ve ever heard someone say that education is our future, then the video above might be enough to make you despair.
Via Fox Nation