Chicago Teachers Union Rep. Squirms When His Communist Connections Raised

-By Warner Todd Huston

These are the people teaching our children, folks. Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey was a bit taken aback when two Chicago radio personalities brought up his connections to actual communists last week.

He was quick to try and change the subject calling the legitimate question a “witch hunt,” of course, but the radio guys stuck with it.

WLS radio morning show men Dan Proft and Bruce Wolf had Mr. Sharkey on their show to talk about the failing Chicago Public schools and to talk of the district’s decision to close up to 100 schools. But they also began to quiz the quisling about his support of the communists.

When the radio guys asked Sharkey about his connection to Chicago’s local Marxists, he replied, “Thank you for the 1950s McCarthyism. Every time that unions or social movements have raised issues about what’s fair and what isn’t and race and equality, people have branded them as Communists.”

But was he all just an innocent bystander in this?

Hardly.

You see, he wasn’t just at a conference that was trying to “raise issues” about “race and equality.” He was at an actual, hardcore Marxist event called the Midwest Marxist Conference.

Anyone that attends an actual communist, socialist, or Marxist gathering as a speaker or featured participant should automatically be disqualified to have anything at all to do with our education system — especially if his part in education has to do with children.

But, it gets worse. Sharkey wasn’t just attending some conference as a mere invited speaker — which itself might be excusable depending on context. This cretin is a full-fledged member of the International Socialist Organization. A recent article on the WSWS website touts his membership as a commie and highlights his position as an influential member of the CTU.

This man should be excised from any such position in our schools or related institutions. If he thinks communism and/or socialism are good ideas, he’s proven himself too stupid to be in the teaching profession in America (or anywhere else, for that matter).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001425011041 JoPaul Wilkes

    What a SHAME :-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000499685231 Michele Marie

    He ought to squirm…. This is who these people are! Expose them one by one!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=39000061 Adam Squicquero

    Lol that conference was at OSU. Some of our members attended as undercover agents of Capitalism, apparently nothing good or revolutionary was divulged.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1094989732 Darlene Freeman Berryman

    Dirty commie

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1750663119 Jeremy Loftin

    Makes me sick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000553698134 Leonard Braun

    It’s time for another HUAC committee ….and the first one to call to the block will be the presidennt

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001933878393 Steve Hobbs

    Expose them to where they’re double-checking their flies…