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Chicago Teacher Strike

Joy Resmovits

After Strike, Chicago Makes Sense Of Its Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Every Sunday, CEO of Chicago Public Schools Jean-Claude Brizard takes his 2-year-old son to breakfast. It's a "sacred" ritual, Brizard emph...

Joy Resmovits

Chicago Schools Chief: 'I've Never Been A Yes Person' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- When teachers on strike took to the Chicago streets for nine days this month, news cameras followed the union president, the head of the sc...

After Teacher Strike's End, Questions Remain

AP | TAMMY WEBBER and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.20.2012 | Chicago

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

Chicago Teachers Union Moves To Suspend Strike

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN and TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 11.18.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines in Chicago, ending a combative stalemate...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Chicago Teachers Strike May Near End As Union Releases Deal | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education

Rahm Emanuel is giving away the farm. A deal is on the table Saturday night to end a nearly weeklong Chicago teachers strike, though classes could ...

The Second City Strikes

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 11.15.2012 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

With all the hullabaloo, it's easy to overlook one of the most striking features of last week's strike: From park districts to libraries to not-for-profits to private homes -- almost every kid in this increasingly dangerous city had a safe place to ride out the strike.

No Guarantees In Ongoing Teacher Strike

AP | TAMMY WEBBER and JASON KEYSER | Posted 11.15.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Thousands of striking Chicago public school teachers and their allies packed a city park Saturday in a boisterous show of force as uni...

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Negotiators Agree To 'Framework' To End Teachers' Strike

AP | TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The city's nearly weeklong teachers strike appeared headed toward a resolution Friday after negotiators emerged from marathon talks to...

Joy Resmovits

Talks Fail Yet Again As Chicago Teacher Strike Nears Full Week | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education

After a marathon session in Chicago's Hilton hotel, rank and file members of the Chicago Teachers Union spilled into the street at midnight central ti...

President Obama and Education Reform

Michael McShane | Posted 11.13.2012 | Chicago
Michael McShane

Union power is no longer sacrosanct. Unions can no longer phrase the debate as "us versus them" as leaders from Cory Booker in Newark to Antonio Villaraigosa in L.A. chafe against union interests in a push to reform large urban school systems.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Teacher Strike Stretches To Fourth Day In Chicago

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN and JASON KEYSER | Posted 11.13.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The city's public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union and the school distric...

If These Politicians Think Teachers Have It So Easy, Why Did They Become Bankers?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This week a lot of Democrats and "liberals" are attacking Chicago teachers for what they tell us are their extravagant and "unreasonable" demands. It's funny: If they think teaching's such a gravy train, why have they all become bankers instead?

Key Events That Led Up To The Historic Teacher Strike In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 09.12.2012 | Chicago

On Monday, the Chicago Teachers Union's 26,000 members headed to the picket lines instead of the classroom. The walkout marked the first public sch...

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: Chicago Teachers Hit The Picket Line

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut & Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 09.10.2012 | Chicago

Chicago teachers hit the picket lines as the city's first strike in 25 years began Monday. Early Monday, in the city's Edgewater neighborhood, teac...

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...

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...

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...

Happy Summer! Please Don't Strike (Updated)

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Because I love teachers and respect unions, when NBC Chicago reported that more than 90 percent of teachers had given the OK to strike, my heart sank.

Gears In Motion For Teachers Union Strike Vote

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

With the news that the Chicago Teachers Union plans to conduct a strike authorization vote Wednesday, both sides of the debate over teacher contracts,...

Chicago Loves Teachers (and So Does Matt Damon)

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 08.04.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Teachers, paraprofessionals, and school clinicians: Keep your heads up. The public is behind educators even though the corporate education reform establishment continues to try to drive a wedge between teachers and the public they serve.