CHICAGO - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says the one-day strike the Chicago Teachers Union initiated Friday is "the height of arrogance."
"It's shameful that Chicago’s children are the victims in this raw display of political power. Walking out on kids in the classroom, leaving parents in the lurch and thumbing their nose at taxpayers -- it's the height of arrogance from those we’ve entrusted with our children’s futures," the Governor said in a statement.
"By breaking the law in Chicago and forcing passage of a bad law in Springfield, powerful bosses are proving they have an unfair advantage over Illinois families. When we lose the balance between taxpayers and special interests, property taxes go up and the quality of education goes down."