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Teachers' Unions Will Still Push Hard For Obama Despite Strike Tension

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The head of one of the country's largest teachers unions knows all too well the frustratio...

Why I Stand With Chicago's Teachers

Heidi Schlumpf | Posted 11.11.2012 | Chicago
Heidi Schlumpf

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgI'm grateful for the hard work of public school teachers, especially those who work with challenging populations and situations, such as in many Chicago schools. I'm praying this can be resolved fairly -- and soon.

Chicago Strike Spotlights Linchpin Of Obama Ed Policy

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

-- One of the key disagreements driving Chicago teachers to the picket lines this week is also a central component of President Barack Obama's educat...

Joy Resmovits

Thousands Of Chicago Teachers Take To The Streets

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

It started early in the morning and crescendoed in the afternoon, with thousands upon thousands of teachers clad in red union shirts swarming downtown...

Poor Students Can't Afford Teachers' Strike

brookings | Beth Akers and Matthew M. Chingos | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Brookings Institution. Ninety-three years ago yesterday, the Boston police force went on strike, leaving the...

Nothing Will Be As Expected

Tracy Ullman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago
Tracy Ullman

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgWe have no idea how long the strike will last -- if 1987 is any indication, it could be weeks before the issue is resolved.

Win Us Over

Rina Ranalli | Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago
Rina Ranalli

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgAs an informed, active parent, I shouldn't have had to guess what the issues at the strike's core really were. I should have known.

Chicago Students, Parents, Take To Twitter On Teachers Strike

Posted 11.10.2012 | Education

Chicago teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after weeks of negotiations between the city and the Chicago Teacher's Union fai...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers In Country's 3rd Largest District Go On Strike

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

On Monday, Chicago's public school students won't have any classes to go to. After weeks of negotiations, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's team and the Chicago...

Teachers, School Board Resume Negotiations As Strike Approaches

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 11.09.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With Chicago teachers poised to go on strike for the first time in a quarter century, parents spent Sunday worrying about how much the...

Chicago Teachers Ready To Strike, Negotiations Continue

AP | TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN | Posted 11.08.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Teachers Union and district officials said they will negotiate through the weekend, if necessary, to try to avoid a strike on M...

Teachers Union Says Contract Talks 'Improving,' AFT Backs Strike

Posted 09.07.2012 | Chicago

Chicago teachers got a significant endorsement for their plan to strike if contract negotiations aren't resolved by next week, but according to early ...

Chicago Is Failing Half Its Population: The Young Are the Victims

Molly Moynahan | Posted 09.06.2012 | Chicago
Molly Moynahan

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgI'm very grateful to the teachers who cherished my boy, but I want to drop the ladder back down and help every child, support every teacher, encourage every parent and remind the mayor that children are living through hell just trying to go to school.

Teachers File Unfair Labor Grievance, Say Strike Is Still On

Posted 09.07.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Teachers Union members are one day closer to their planned Sept. 10 walkout, and on Wednesday they confirmed that that strike date wasn't goin...

City, Teachers Union At Odds As Strike Deadline Looms

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 09.05.2012 | Chicago

With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Charlotte, N.C. for the Democratic National Convention, local and national media alike did not take long to note th...

Chicago Catholic Schools -- Stake a Claim to Neighborhoods

Joshua Hale | Posted 11.04.2012 | Chicago
Joshua Hale

I am not saying Catholic schools are THE answer to the outbreaks of violence seen in our most challenged communities. However, we know that they, along with others, are important community based organizations that when gone leave a tremendous void.

CTU President Calls Rahm 'A Liar And A Bully' At Labor Day Rally

Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago

On Labor Day, the last day of summer before 250,000 Track R Chicago Public School students began classes, thousands of their teachers took to the stre...

Back to School -- Not So Fast

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

I'm not the only parent who believes that a fair share of the fault lies with the CTU for it's unyielding defense of a broken system

Lifeline Schools Brace For Teacher Strike

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Elfega Cazares isn't taking sides in the standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools over contract talks. Like m...

CPS, Teachers Union Strike Talks Continue Over Holiday Weekend

Posted 09.02.2012 | Chicago

The holiday weekend hasn't been much of one for Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools officials as their negotiations continue in an effor...

Teachers Union Sets Strike Date For Sept. 10, CPS Announces Plan

Posted 08.30.2012 | Chicago

One day after filing the required 10-day strike notice, the Chicago Teachers Union on Thursday announced their strike is set to begin Sept. 10. The...

With Teacher Strike On The Horizon, CPS Bears Down

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 08.30.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Teachers Union issued a 10-day strike notice Wednesday, saying teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are ready...

Teachers Union Officially Files 10-Day Notice Of Strike

Posted 08.29.2012 | Chicago

Updated story The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday took another big step toward a teacher walkout. The union filed the required 10-day notice...

What Would Maggie Daley Say About Her Park?

Hermene Hartman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

We need a priority check. Both mayors should understand, Chicago will never be world-class if the gangs keep shooting; Chicago priorities and values should be safety first, education second, parks third.

The Battle for an Elected School Board

Dick Simpson | Posted 10.20.2012 | Chicago
Dick Simpson

Even though it isn't a panacea, we should move to an elected school board. Therefore, if the referendum gets on the ballot in your ward, vote for it. If it doesn't, push your state legislators to change the law in Springfield.