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Terrell slams Chicago Teachers Union: ‘they care about power and control’

“You got the teachers union and the democratic leadership in bed with each other.”



Chicago Public Schools has placed the wellbeing of its students at the bottom of the totem pole as they continue to negotiate with the Chicago Teachers Union over returning to in-person learning.

Leo Terrell joined Fox News’ Martha MacCallum with reaction.

“As a former school teacher, it hurts. Let me tell you right now,” Terrell said, “here’s a kid at a public school basically saying that the teachers and the politicians do not care about them. He’s absolutely right.”

Terrell urged that the teachers union and democratic leadership play for the same team, and only care about power.

“12th grade is the most important year for college choices, taking the SAT, and I’ll tell you, Martha, the problem is very simple,” he said. “You got the teachers union and the democratic leadership in bed with each other and the bottom line is, they care about power and control.”

“This is the same teachers union that does not want school choice. School choice is the key to break the poverty cycle.”

Terrell blasted Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot for crying during a press conference, saying if she really cared about the students, she would have done something by now.

“Yesterday I saw your program with the mayor, Lori Lightfoot in Chicago and she was crying,” he noted. “Those are crocodile tears because for 6 months, if she really cares about those kids, you look at what happened in Chicago and all these democratic cities and isn’t it ironic, Martha, in these democratic cities they have kept the public schools closed but yet the private schools are open. That is the problem in LA, where I live, in Chicago, and in these big democratic cities.”

He reiterated that all the teachers unions and democratic leadership care about is power.

“Teachers unions, democratic leadership in bed with each other,”  he said. “They care about power and control.”

“Crocodile tears. Martha, all summer, Chicago, black on black crime, the rioting, the protesting. She’s sitting here now, 9 months later, trying to gain sympathy? She was in charge all year.”

Democrats always claim to follow the science, but Terrell pointed out that the science says schools should be open.

“I know the democrats don’t want to mention it, but there’s a guy named President Trump who said open the schools up,” he said. “Even Joe Biden’s own CDC director says open the schools up. The democrats play the card of ‘we follow the science.’ The science says open the schools up,” he added.

“You know what this says, Martha? The teachers unions are more powerful than the care and the welfare of the kids and that’s what has been happening in these democratic cities,” he urged.

“I hope the voters wake up.”

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  1. Cal

    February 6, 2021 at 10:04 am

    And our children are being taught by this group

    • Capt Bob Barnett

      February 8, 2021 at 9:20 am

      Lightfoot should defund teachers while schools are closed.

  2. Mike Brown

    February 6, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Once again, LT is killing it. Ever since his “awakening” he is becoming the “Beacon of Light” for the Black community. He was a leader for Civil Rights and now he will be recognized in the future for leading the Black community away from the horrendous life the Liberals have wrought for the community over the past 55 years. One of my life’s best moments now is when LT “changed” and became a “Superman” in realizing he has been misdirected in his feelings towards conservatives. When he realized that conservatives have truly “cared” about the success of the Black community since the beginning of time a warm flow was created. I hope LT realizes what kind of impact he could have in truly “changing” our country. When we lost MLK, all of our lives were affected as the Black community lost its beacon that was literally going to change our country for the very best. When we lost MLK it was absolutely the worst thing; besides the wars, that has happened to our country in the 20th century. It angers me that people don’t realize how utterly important MLK was to our country. They limit him to the Black community but the loss to our country is truly unmeasurable. The pain and suffering that has occured because MLK was not striding this earth is colossal. Thank you LT for joining the team that truly CARES about you and your brethren. Sure, we conservatives have our faults but wanting ALL to be successful in life is not one of them; AND, we mean it.

    • H. Jones

      February 12, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      LT speaks the truth: It is all about power and money, and about NOTHING else. And he speaks not only for the black community, also for my white community. This is not about race, gender or class, not about the climate or the planet – this is about power. Power to suppress each and everyone, no matter which color. I wished, more people would listen to his words. And you are right, we were/are sorely missing MLK. Just like Gandhi, he was a beacon of light, spreading truth and peace. We all need to remember what we are: humans. And we should unite instead of fighting against each other, for the sake of our children and their future.

  3. David

    February 6, 2021 at 11:17 am

    What’s happening in the USA sounds exactly the same as what’s going on in South Africa! I thought you led and the rest of the world followed. Welcome to the third world.

  4. McRant

    February 6, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Dann straight, Leo! Remember the Chicago teacher’s strike a few years ago? Union teachers said ‘We OWN this city!’ Now they say it’s racist for us to send them back to work in ‘unsafe conditions’. Fine, stay home getting even bigger butts. STOP PAYING THESE LEECHES OUR TAX MONEY RIGHT NOW!! With the average teacher’s salary at $75,000 plus their Cadillac health and retirement benefits, these 5 million teachers have been paid almost a half BILLION of taxpayer money for NOT WORKING! It’s outright criminal! And the LA teachers refuse to return to work until the police department is defined! Fire their as*es now! Plenty of other talented teachers to take their places. And yes, the Public Education System and the teachers and the Dumbocraps HATE school vouchers and school choice. Time to get off the gravy train, fat cats! Parents of all races and economic levels WANT school choice/school vouchers! Why should a mom be forced to take her kids to a school where violence is uncontrolled? How about a school with a socialist agenda? A school allowing biological boys in girl’s bathrooms, locker rooms and even showers at age 11 or 12? And letting them compete athletically against girls? A school that teaches adherence to Sharia Law? A school that demeans white children, boys, conservatives, Christians and Jews? A school that PAYS ( with OUR taxes) to have Planned Parenthood teach sex education to children as young as 6 and ‘how to get an abortion without your parents knowing about it’s to 10 year old girls? They have these little girls practice ‘abortions’ on mangoes just to show them how meaningless human life is. WE pay the salaries of these people and those systems! It is OUR right as parents to decide where and who will teach our children!

  5. Home Paulsen

    February 6, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Our amazing governor Scott Walker was crucified and because he took on the Teachers union here in Wisconsin, he was replaced by a former state teachers superintendent of schools who hates school choice and kids in general. What kind of world are we living in?

  6. teresa Ann d'alessandro

    February 6, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    don’t worry Mr. Terrell, those of us with common sense, know that the dums are bad news and are in bed with one another! meanwhile our taxes go to pay these teachers and the kids are suffering – yet they all get away with being dumb

  7. teresa

    February 6, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    the dems motto is “power and money talk, fairness and truthe walk”


    February 7, 2021 at 5:03 am

    I love Leo! He is a great man! I’d vote for him to be President!


    February 7, 2021 at 9:24 am

    YOU NAILED IT, TERRELL!!????????????????

  10. Laurie Trlak

    February 7, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    I grew up in liberal Seattle and saw first hand Democratic hypocrisy. I am not surprised by any of this. Leo is right: Democrats care only about power and control. They don’t care about the effect their policies have on ordinary people.

  11. Tom

    February 10, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Last week I talked to a senior citizen who said he knows 6 families who have lost their teenagers to suicide because of the school shutdowns. They should publish these statistics alongside the covid death statistics. Currently they’re just being treated as collateral damage.

    • H. Jones

      February 12, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      Yes, what an atrocity to talk about teachers’ ‘safety’ while depriving our kids and grandkids of their social life and learning at school! You sure don’t hear enough about the suicide of children in the MSM. We should be shouting it from every rooftop!

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