FAST FIVE: Chicago's Lightfoot Demands State-Taxpayer Bailout, Then Offers CTU A 5-year Contract, 14% Raise
Chicago teachers are already highest paid vs.
The average CPS teacher who retired in 2018 with 30-34 years of service had a final average salary of nearly $98,000 and a starting pension of over $70,000.
Their average retirement age was 61.
In all, CPS' per student spending has doubled since 2000 according to ISBE, even as the district's enrollment has fallen by nearly 75,000 students, or 17 percent, over the same time period.
Near empty, failing schools should be closed and their resources redirected.