Why the Chicago Teachers Strike Is Really About Better Schools

The Chicago Teachers Union has pushed for smaller classes, enriched curriculum, better supplies and facilities, and more counselors and support staff.

It was the first day in 25 years that the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU)--the first teachers union in the country--had gone out on strike, and picketers banged drums, gobbled doughnuts, waved at passing motorists (and the driver of a passing waste truck), and chanted with militant cheeriness: "Lies and tricks will not divide/parents and teachers side by side." Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Sep 11, 2012 - 12:52 PM PDT
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by Dwight Rousu - Sep. 11, 2012

at its heart, the strike is over the union’s deep opposition to what it calls a “corporate reform agenda” that pursues a competitive or punitive ... More »

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by James Francis - Sep. 12, 2012

Yes, because it isn't skewed towards those who want to politicize education

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