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Chicago Public Schools Strike

Chicago Public Schools: Not Just Heartbreaking, Actually Broken

Debra Pickett | Posted 07.23.2013 | Chicago
Debra Pickett

The parents and community members fighting the school closings clearly are the "good guys" in this dismal scenario. But their heroic energy and indomitable courage are being expended for the sake of maintaining a status quo that is, frankly, unconscionable.

Chicago Parents and Schools Trapped in a Bad Relationship

Debra Pickett | Posted 06.24.2013 | Chicago
Debra Pickett

I'm leaving and I'm taking the kids. It's the ultimate threat -- the one that does its damage even as the words leave your mouth -- and a hallmark of a deep dysfunction. The Chicago Public Schools and I are locked in this weird relationship drama.

Students Head Back To Class Following Teacher Strike's Suspension

AP | TAMMY WEBBER and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.19.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel secured an extension of Chicago's school day and empowered principals to hire the teachers they want. Teachers were...

Teacher Strike Enters Week 2, CPS Denied Court Injunction

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.17.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An angry Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appeal to the courts to end a six-day teachers strike in the nation's third largest city set off a new r...

A Former Teacher's View of the CPS Teachers Strike

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 11.12.2012 | Chicago
Susan Eleuterio

As a former classroom teacher (and the soon to be mother-in-law of a dedicated CPS teacher), I'd like to add my two cents to the commentary on the now two-day-old Chicago Public School Teachers strike.

PHOTOS: No Deal Imminent, Historic Teacher Strike Continues Into Third Day

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 11.12.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — She's brash and blunt, a union leader known for her tart tongue and flip one-liners often aimed at Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a bitter cont...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Administration Refuses To Take Sides On Chicago Teachers Strike | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

After a day of silence, the Obama administration addressed the ongoing strike of the Chicago Teachers Union, a blistering fight that has divided labor...

Chicago Teacher Strike Presents A Test For Unions

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.11.2012 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — The massive teachers' strike in Chicago offers a high-profile test for the nation's teachers' unions, which have seen their politic...

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Teacher Strike Enters Second Day In Chicago

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 11.11.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced ...