“Lethal working conditions…”

Not all schools in Chicago are air conditioned. That’s what the head of the Chicago teachers’ union means by “lethal working conditions”. Of course school is out in the summer. No matter.

If it gets much worse, she is going to advocate killing people. She says we aren’t there yet, however. That’s good.

For the record, when I was a kid, no school was air conditioned.

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4 Responses to “Lethal working conditions…”

  1. Bman says:

    Getting between her and a box of Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls would be lethal.

  2. BrunDawg says:

    Did the teachers strike in lethal conditions? In harms way of UV rays?
    Her own audience thought she was joking. She makes a fool of herself and doesn’t even realize it. Clown.
    She is right about one thing; There is a disconnect in our country from how some people live (their lives) and how other people live (their lives).

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    First off, today is not much like the days of the so-called “robber barons.” For example, in the late 19th century era of the robber barons, obesity wasn’t a problem of the poor. In fact, it didn’t even exist among the poor.

    In the late 19th century era of the robber barons, big fat angry women like this one didn’t make $200k a year to rabble rouse.

    In the late 19th century era of the robber barons, nobody in America, much less schools, had air conditioning. No one thought that “lethal”.

    In the late 19th century era of the robber barons, unlike in Chicago today, eighth grade graduates could read and write.

    There is one similarity between today and the late 19th century era of the robber barons: Then as now, corporate abuses of the public good were and are almost always conducted in partnership with governments and corrupt politicians. Of course she approves of this.

  4. Jim22 says:

    How far people like this have taken us from where we were. At one time in the United States schools were dedicated to educating students. Now they are dedicated to nothing and people like this fat woman are the reason. This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina , Kansas , USA . It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina , KS , and reprinted by the Salina Journal.

    8th Grade Final Exam:

    Grammar (Time, one hour)

    1. Give nine rules for the use of capital letters.
    2. Name the parts of speech and define those that have no modifications.
    3. Define verse, stanza and paragraph
    4. What are the principal parts of a verb? Give principal parts of ‘lie’, ‘play’, and ‘run.’
    5. Define case; illustrate each case.
    6. What is punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of punctuation.
    7 – 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.

    Arithmetic (Time, 65 minutes)

    1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
    2. A wagon box is 2 ft. deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
    3. If a load of wheat weighs 3942 lbs., what is it worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting 1050 lbs. for tare?
    4. District No 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
    5. Find the cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.
    6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
    7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $20 per meter?
    8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
    9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance of which is 640 rods?
    10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt

    U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes)

    1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided
    2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus .
    3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
    4. Show the territorial growth of the United States
    5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas .
    6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
    7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton , Bell , Lincoln , Penn, and Howe?
    8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, and 1865.

    Orthography (Time, one hour) (Do we even know what this is???)

    1. What is meant by the following: alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, and syllabication.
    2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
    3. What are the following, and give examples of each: trigraph, sub vocal, diphthong, cognate letters, and lingual.
    4. Give four substitutes for caret ‘u.’ (HUH?)
    5. Give two rules for spelling words with final ‘e.’ Name two exceptions under each rule.
    6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
    7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi-, dis-, mis-, pre-, semi-, post-, non-, inter-, mono-, and sup-.
    8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
    9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
    10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication

    Geography (Time, one hour)

    1 What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
    2. H ow do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas ?
    3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
    4. Describe the mountains of North America
    5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia , Odessa , Denver , Manitoba , Hecla , Yukon , St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall and Orinoco .
    6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
    7. Name all the republics of: Europe and give the capital of each.
    8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
    9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
    10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.