Chicago Teachers Union Rewards Jack Franks

Just happened to look at the campaign disclosure page of unopposed Democrat State Rep. Jack Franks and found that the Chicago Teachers Union has donated $1,500.

It may just be coincidence that Franks got such a large contribution from Chicago in a race contested merely by a write-in candidate, but I can’t help remembering that when State Senator James Meeks had a voucher bill that would save state taxpayers $240 million.

Franks voted against it.

Most suburban Republicans understand that Chicago Schools are failing and something new is needed. Jack Franks, however, voted against allowing parents of 30,000 of the students in the worst high schools  to get money to spend on their children’s education in schools of their choice.  Franks is Pro-Choice on abortion, however.  Note Mike Tryon and Mark Beaubien voted, “Yes.”

The CTU is not a new supporter for Franks, as you can see here.

Why would someone in McHenry County vote against the possibility that mainly black and Latino teens in Chicago might finally be able to get decent educations?

Do Franks’ liberal supporters really know how reactionary he is on helping poor minorities?


Chicago Teachers Union Rewards Jack Franks — 8 Comments

  1. $1,500?!

    Wow! Breaking news.

    hat’ll buy — 1 second of a TV ad. This entire post is just non sense.

    Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning..

  2. That’s the tip of the iceberg.

    Franks opposes vouchers for Chicago school children.

    CTU rewards him with campaign contributions.

    Franks and Beaubien are both receiving campaign contributions from the Chicago Democratic political machine and its allies.

    Not many people outside education are familiar with the many pieces of the education political machine and how it relates to unions, pensions, and politicians. By educating yourself you can begin to understand how the state got in such miserable financial condition.

    The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is the local affiliate of the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) which is the state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). IFT local affiliates in McHenry County are Woodstock CUSD 200 and McHenry County College employees in the following councils of the McHenry County Federation of Teachers (MCFT) Local 1642:

    Woodstock Council of Teachers (WCT).
    Woodstock Custodial Council (WCC).
    Woodstock School Related Personnel (secretaries, aides, food service) (WSRP).
    Woodstock Transportation Workers Council (WTWC).
    McHenry County College Staff Council (not faculty but classified employees, Assistants to Directors, Coordinators, and Administrative Assistants).

    Teachers in the other school districts in McHenry County, and McHenry County College faculty, are affiliated with the Illinois Education Association (IEA) which is affiliated with the National Education Association (NEA).

    The pension plan for IEA and IFT public school teachers is the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) of Illinois.
    The pension plan for IEA and IFT Community and State College faculty is the State University Retirement System (SURS).

    Those pension plans are unaffordable because of increases to their pension benefit levels resulting from pension benefit increasing legislation.

    Why would a politician vote for pension benefit increase legislation for pensions which were already underfunded?

    That obviously doesn’t make common sense but it makes practical sense to a politician who wishes to get re-elected.

    Politicians receive campaign contributions and votes from public sector workers who will receive the pensions.

  3. Now check to see where Jack spreads that money.

    Dee Beaubien spread some of hers to Tina Hill.

  4. If you ever want to see the overbloated “face” of inefficient, excessvie spending, deep in debt, help-your-political-ally government… is the bloated face of Jack Franks.

    Supporters of his are either mentally deficient or they’re on the side of teacher’s unions, trial lawyers, or Chicago political bosses.

    We have only ourselves to blame for electing morons like Franks.


  5. Hey, Skeptic I am glad that you are not making a personal attack on whathisface, because if you did people would think your an ignornant bore … oh wait.

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