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Kevlar wrote: Lots of us owe our love of numbers to our Public School Education.

40 percent is the drop-out rate for Chicago Public School Children

40 percent is how many Chicago Public School Teachers won’t send their kids to any public school…not even in Suburbia

40 percent of Chicago Public School 8th Graders rated “basic” and 36 percent rated “below basic” so nearly 80% were not proficient in reading

40 thousand dollars – average household income of Chicago Tax Payers ----- well over 100 thousand is the average household income of Chicago Public School Teachers

40 hours is probably your average work week – 23 hours is the average for a Chicago Public School Teacher equaling 1260 annual hours which is…

40 percent fewer hours than you work

40 is the IQ required to know sub-standard teachers would get fired... if our President or his children were ever forced to attend a Public School

Don’t we just love numbers? Last year, Chicago Public Schools spent $16,600 per student. During the strike, how many tax payers were allowed to attend the negotiations?- Unions Tell Taxpayers: “We have no confidence in you.”



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Dear Kevlar,

All excellent points. Seriously, Chicago is the inevitable outcome of the system that Obama is designing. I grew up there. Lived there off and on into my 30s. You do not want the United States of America to look like THAT.

It may be too late.

Go Bears!

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John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.