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Chicago Teachers Union Strike

Martyred Teachers In Mexico

Yohuru Williams | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
Yohuru Williams

That professional right to defend student needs doubles as a moral obligation to stand for those chained by the blight of poverty and silenced by the might of corporate greed, public indifference and government corruption.

All Teachers Suck. And Should Be Fired. And Stoned to Death.

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 04.01.2017 | Chicago
Eileen O'Connor

I have been reading a lot about what is happening to the public school system in Chicago. Because I'm a teacher and have too much time on my hands. I ...

What's the Point of the Chicago Teachers Union Walkout?

Peter Cunningham | Posted 03.30.2017 | Chicago
Peter Cunningham

Public protest is an honored tradition in our democracy. From the American Revolution to Black Lives Matter, speaking out for fairness, justice and fr...

Chicago Public Schools Is Bleeding Out But Neither The Teachers Union Nor The Governor Will Help

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 02.03.2017 | Chicago
Marilyn Rhames

The other day, I woke up to the news that 292 people were shot and 51 people murdered in Chicago in the first month of the New Year. Then later in ...

How Strong Are U.S. Teachers Unions? A State-By-State Comparison

Posted 10.29.2012 | Education

A study out of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Education Reform Now, a conservative education think thank, examined the strength of teachers union...

Romney Delivered More Effective Education Message During Debate, Insider Survey Says

Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

Most political and policy “insiders” are of the belief that the Chicago Teachers Union won last month’s strike, and that Gov. Mitt Romney out-pe...

Could Chicago's Teachers Strike Determine the Presidential Election?

Hermene Hartman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Education
Hermene Hartman

Teachers have become more than teachers. They are surrogate parents, social workers and disciplinarians. They have one of the toughest professional jobs and there are "evaluation" factors that may not be put on a form.

Chicago Teachers Go to Bat -- and Take a Hit -- for Their Students

Elaine Weiss | Posted 11.14.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

What are the teachers worried about, to the point where they are risking not only their jobs, but their reputations? A host of popular but troubling policies -- and underlying assumptions -- that might finally get the in-depth public discussion that has been too long neglected.

Peter S. Goodman

No Free Lunch: In Chicago, Poor Students Going Hungry As Strike Persists | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education

CHICAGO –- On a normal Thursday morning in September, Marcus Turner would be sitting in a classroom at Hyde Park High School, looking forward to the...

The Daily Szep -- Chicago

Paul Szep | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
Paul Szep


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...

End the Strike: Our Children Deserve a Quality Education

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

As the Chicago Teachers Union begins their strike, I can empathize with some of their demands. However, I do not believe the solution is to abandon our responsbility to our children.

Joy Resmovits

Thousands Of Chicago Teachers Take To The Streets | 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...

CPS Strike Could Ignite Change

Michael Geheren | Posted 11.10.2012 | Teen
Michael Geheren

Students may be excited they do not have to attend school due to the Chicago Teachers Union strike. What some students don't realize is that this could be a benefit to them, not just the teachers.

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...

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.

Chicago Teachers Union Preps For 4,000-Strong Downtown Protest

Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union is preparing to bring together some 4,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers in a Wednesday rally intended to send a message o...