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Chicago Teachers Want Their Governor To Know That They Definitely Know How To Read

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

Chicago teachers are most definitely not illiterate, and they want their governor to know it. Emails released this week by The Chicago Tribune reveal ...

Are District Schools Entitled to Teach Other People's Children?

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 05.04.2016 | Chicago
Marilyn Rhames

On April 1, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers walked out on their jobs six weeks ahead of the official date by which they could call a strike. Chi...

When Will Chicago Teachers and Illinois Politicians Act Like Grown-Ups and Actually Think About Our Kids?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.30.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek My family has been quite, um, productive lately. I mentioned quite a while back that I come from a big ...

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 Teachers' Union Votes 'Overwhelmingly' In Favor Of Strike

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Chicago public school teachers have voted "overwhelmingly" to authorize a strike, preparing for what could be the second w...

UNO Teachers Will Vote on Union Contract

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.12.2014 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Though details of the tentative agreement have not been released, educators' priorities have been educators' priorities included the elimination of merit pay, shorter schooldays and a shorter calendar year.

Reflections on the Anniversary of the Chicago Teachers Strike

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

The strike lasted seven days. Seven days of marching. Seven days of organizing parents. Seven days of laughter. Seven days of tears.

Chicago Loves Its Teachers, Why Doesn't the Mayor?

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

There is a disconnect between City Hall and the people of Chicago. While Mayor Rahm Emanuel throws millions into pet projects, 3,000 Chicago educators are being laid off.

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

Chicago Teachers Union Report Highlights Flaws | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 11.30.2012 | Education

Nearly two months after a contentious labor battle between Chicago teachers and the city, the Chicago Teachers Union is striking yet another blow in a...

100-Year-Old Teacher Dies After 77-Year Career

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Olivia Neubauer, a 100-year-old Chicago educator who was still teaching this year, has died. Neubauer started teaching at Chicago's Pullman Tech Hi...

Schools of Choice

Dave Stieber | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

The very definition of School Choice means some students will be able to go to the school of their choice, while the other students will be left behind. The idea of School Choice is another top down policy brought in from the business sector.

How They're Missing the Point in Chicago

Samuel Culbert | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
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 Teachers Vote Whether To Ratify Deal That Ended Strike

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

* Union leader declines to predict outcome of vote * Contract sets 17.6 percent pay rise over four years (Updates with Fitch downgr...

Supporting Our Children's Future by Grading Teachers

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

Performance-based teacher evaluations must be approached and measured in realistic ways.

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...

Teachers Wary Of New Evaluations In Aftermath Of Chicago Strike

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. NBC's third annual Education Nation summit kicked off Sunday with a foc...

Chicago Teachers Meet Tuesday To Decide Whether To End Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

* Contract has compromises on teacher evaluations * Union fears mayor will close schools, layoff teachers * Judge will h...

Putting Children First

Leslie Lancry | Posted 11.17.2012 | Chicago
Leslie Lancry

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgNo matter which side you're on in the Chicago teachers' strike, everyone agrees on one thing: children need a safe place to go when school is not in session.

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...

Labor Is Under Attack All Over the World

David Macaray | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
David Macaray

Global management feels it's in the driver's seat. And because it has so little to fear, it's practically daring workers to put up a fight, utterly confident it the fact that monied interests will win in the end.

Republicans Forfeited Right to Gloat About Chicago Teachers' Strike

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 11.12.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Teachers in the third-largest school district in the nation went on strike Monday morning. It's been 25 years since Chicago teachers walked a picket line. Rahm Emanuel is doing the right thing. He's standing up to the Chicago Teachers Union.

Why I Stand With Chicago's Teachers

Heidi Schlumpf | Posted 11.11.2012 | Chicago
Heidi Schlumpf

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgI'm grateful for the hard work of public school teachers, especially those who work with challenging populations and situations, such as in many Chicago schools. I'm praying this can be resolved fairly -- and soon.

Nothing Will Be As Expected

Tracy Ullman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago
Tracy Ullman

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgWe have no idea how long the strike will last -- if 1987 is any indication, it could be weeks before the issue is resolved.

Win Us Over

Rina Ranalli | Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago
Rina Ranalli

2012-09-06-stateofCPSlogo.jpgAs an informed, active parent, I shouldn't have had to guess what the issues at the strike's core really were. I should have known.

Dave Jamieson

Romney Condemns Chicago Teachers Union Over Strike | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney condemned the Chicago Teachers Union for the high-profile strike it launched Monday, accusing it of...