Interested in teacher’s salary comparisons in Chicago vs. Catholic schools?

The Chicago Tribune article titled: Chicago Public Schools CEO Jackson gets $40,000 Raise, (from $260,000 to $300,000) reported the following statement:

 “Her compensation, however, is not on par with that of superintendents across the state or country.”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient proverb to the issue of government teacher salaries to private school religious salaries and the word meaning of “yikes!”

King Solomon

I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11)

Definition of yikes (Merriam-Webster)

—used to express fear or astonishment

What’s My Point?

My point is not to criticize the performance of Jackson professional abilities.

Instead, is to express both fear and astonishment of how life in the USA salary comparisons have more bearing on chance as the Ecclesiastes verse states.

Astonished of how parents in Illinois are not being informed that the Supreme Court has ruled that the Blaine Amendments, a flagrant miscarriage of justice against religion, in a similar manner as slavery was a bias against slaves who were because of chance of birth or color of skin, considered as unworthy in the eyes of others to have equal Rights of others in spite of a proclamation that “all men are created equal.”

Fear that someday the costs borrowing and paying interest is going to exceed the tax revenues especially as more and more taxpayers exit Illinois as is being reported because of Illinois politicians budget follies.

In My Opinion

There is no longer any reason to prevent parents in Illinois from demanding from the State legislators who voters chose to represent their interest to enact school choice or school vouchers.

The Chicago Tribune and every other news source should in my opinion be making their readers and listeners aware that parents who want their religious values taught in depth to their children now have the right to demand school choice or school vouchers.

Parents have been “freed” of the religious bias laws enacted after the Civil war which freed slaves.

And there no longer is any reason why parents should have to pay two tuitions, one for private and public schools for the rest of their lives.

Salaries which because of the salary differences in the comparisons and the fact that anything where government rather than private industry becomes involved always results in higher costs. Higher costs equal more parents who because of chance of being born with color of skins or middle-class parents regardless of shin colors can no longer afford the choice to send their children to a private religious school and pay two tuitions.

What is even more bias, is that in Chicago, a city with a reputation for Blacks shooting and killing Blacks and experiencing poverty because of chance that they were born in single family households and a host of other reasons all based on chance will be most likely during their most vulnerable and impressionable lives to join a community of gangs engaged in crime instead of a community of God to be taught virtues, morals, Wisdom and Love to guide them on their paths in life.

So sad, that 3000 years ago, this same observation made by king Solomon still persists in both the USA and many places in the world in our contemporary times.

Black parents love charter schools and voucher-supported private school vouchers because they teach values, self-respect, and hope. But no, if this option for poor or lower-~income parents has more Democrat opposition than ever.”

And in spite of the following cries in Black communities, as far as school choice and news media is concerned, the silence of demanding school choice or school voucher as in now taking place in other States like Florida “is deafening.”

If Interested,

Read the Source Links below.

You Decide

Do you believe it is wise or foolish in our contemporary times to allow nothing new under the sun in Illinois to ever change because: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.”

Will Voters ever wise up in Illinois?

Regards and goodwill blogging

Source Links

Chicago Tribune

Salary Comparisons

Teacher Elementary School Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Teacher Salary Scales at Chicago Catholic Schools

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