Tag: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Terry Moran: How much fucking money do you make a year?

This morning, I had the following little Twitter exchange with Nightline host Terry Moran about the Chicago teachers strike. In our exchange, Moran links to this New York Times article to justify his claim that “teachers make an average of $74,000/school-year in Chicago and most were offered a 19 percent raise.” A few points, in no particular order. First, the Times piece doesn’t say the teachers were offered a 19 percent raise. It says: Late Sunday, Mr. Emanuel told reporters that school district officials had presented a strong offer to the union, including what some officials described as what would amount to a 16 percent raise for many teachers over four years. I’m not sure how Moran went from 16 […]