Chicago's teachers and their leadership should continue to battle for what they believe in. As a former public school teacher and parent, I actually disagree with some of their goals but will defend their right to pursue it.
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.
I'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.