Believe it or not, but Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has secured a ratified labor agreement, and its salary terms will likely serve as a template for the Chicago Teachers Union contract. Or at least they should.
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.
A couple of voices from Mayor Emanuel's "education reform" choir are up in arms because some public schools teachers are now talking seriously about the possibility of a teachers' strike in Chicago later this summer.