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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.

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.

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...