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Chicago Strike

How Yum! Brands' Low-Wage Model Costs the Rest of Us

David Callahan | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
David Callahan

The wages paid by Yum! Brands are everyone's business. When the second-largest private employer in the country underpays its workers, all taxpayers end up picking up the tab.

Saki Knafo

MORE Low-Wage Workers Go On Strike | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

CHICAGO -- When Chris Thomas, 25, started working at the Nike store in downtown Chicago in 2008, he made $10.15 an hour -- at least a few dollars shor...

How They're Missing the Point in Chicago

Samuel Culbert | Posted 12.08.2012 | Home
Samuel Culbert

The principals' job isn't to subjectively punish teachers who don't follow a prescribed path; it's to support the teacher so they can do what they do best. If you let the teachers do what they do best, most of them will do just that.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Strikes

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2012 | Home

Musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike this weekend after failing to resolve contract disputes with the orchestra's association. D...

Emanuel: 'Students Are Being Used As Pawns' In Teachers Strike

Posted 09.18.2012 | Home

The Chicago teachers strike entered its second week as teachers met on Sunday but failed to vote on a tentative agreement, NBC’s education correspon...

Joe Van Brussel

Teachers Strike Fueled By Unique Personalities | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.18.2012 | Home

The contentious relationship between Chicago's teachers' union and its mayor continues to fuel the Windy City labor and education dispute, say out-of-...

As Chicago Teachers Strike Continues, Experts Weigh In

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Home

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The teacher strike in Chicago, now in its second week, has become a nat...

Schools Aren't Factories

Michael Peppard | Posted 11.17.2012 | Home
Michael Peppard

The current strike by Chicago's teachers has again brought to national attention the long-running debate about the role of standardized testing in the evaluation of the quality of teachers.

'The Chicago Strike Through Our Eyes'

Posted 09.14.2012 | Home

Daniaja is a senior and Kasey is a sophomore at Whitney Young Magnet School. Both are student reporters for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distri...

School Choice Would Limit CTU Power and Free Children to Learn

Lindsey Burke | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago
Lindsey Burke

School choice is a win-win: it's good for taxpayers, and good for families. The only losers are the special-interest groups that are willing to hold children hostage, educational collateral in their effort to further inflate their overgenerous compensation and excessive power.

What's at Stake for Chicago Public Educators?

Dave Stieber | Posted 11.13.2012 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpg Unless you are a teacher you have no idea the pain, frustration and intrinsic anger we feel when some paid radio ad claims, that "teachers are walking out on students." We are trying to teach you about how your child's education is under attack.

Why I Don't Support the Chicago Teachers

Liz Ryan | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home
Liz Ryan

I get it. Teachers' jobs are brutal. But why, in the face of unworkable and outdated methods and an inhuman work load, would teachers ever conclude "Let's hold the district's feet to the fire for 45 extra bucks a week, and call it good"?

Chicago Teachers Strike: Obama and Romney Try to Sort It Out

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home
Richard Brodsky

The seemingly out-of-the-blue Chicago teachers strike is deeply complicated, very important, and a potential political game-changer. Every question about American education and the presidential race is part of the strike.

How Does a Teachers Strike Help Kids?

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home
Kevin P. Chavous

We have to start elevating the conversation and putting out kids first. As we ponder lessons learned from the Chicago teachers' strike, high on that list is the need to redefine the mission of our schools.

Joy Resmovits

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

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 Stands Up to Stand for Children and Wins

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 08.21.2012 | Home
Kenzo Shibata

Chicago Public Schools history teacher Jennifer Johnson was tired of watching her colleagues being bashed by out-of-state special interest groups and opportunistic politicians.