Teachers spend billions out-of-pocket on classroom supplies. It's not the parents who aren't investing; they spend hours at parent-teacher conferences and helping with homework. So where should Secretary Duncan direct his ire?
On this week's edition of CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom, host Ken Davis talked global energy policy with Chicago author Kari Leydersen. A well-respected Chicago reporter who Keri says the situation isn't simple.
If you were following the CTU strike, you might have been dismayed by the union's failure to suspend the strike last Sunday night. We have an inside perspective from UIC Professor Steven Ashby, who helped organize the contract campaign.
The battle in the Windy City is essentially about one thing: education for the best of us and then for the rest of us. This isn't just a clever phrase, however. There are drastic inequalities between the best and the rest.
As of Thursday evening, there's so far been no settlement in the teachers' strike, but optimism prevails. There's still time for what Catalyst Chicago's Rebecca Harris calls "a deal that both sides will be able to spin as a win."