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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We're days away from a possible teachers' strike in Chicago. One of the big pay issues that might still be on the table is so-called "step increases," which provide a guaranteed salary bump for some number of years after a teacher is initially hired.