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Derrick Rose tweets about Chicago teachers’ strike

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Injured Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose prepares to bring out the game ball before Game 2 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, in Chicago on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The 76ers won 109-92 to even the series at a game apiece. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Steve Lundy) MANDATORY CREDIT TV OUT MAGS OUT


Derrick Rose is a Chicago guy born and raised, a guy invested in the city in a way few mercenary professional athletes are.

So he cares about things like the Chicago teachers’ strike going on right now. And he took to twitter to say what most people have said about this — “Really, you two sides couldn’t figure out how to solve this without hurting the children?”

Derrick Rose teacher tweets

As a parent who works from home, the idea of my children home from school into the fall and for me to try to entertainment them while working would be just... ugh. I’m not going to think about it. I bet plenty of Chicago parents are struggling with problems far worse than I would trying to deal with this. I’m not going to get into the who is right/wrong debate here (as always, both sides deserve some blame. I’m just with Rose, everybody needed to work this out before.