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Chicago Teachers Strike

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  • Open thread on the 'strike of choice'

     
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel scolds the teachers' union that theirs is a "strike of choice," as opposed to... CTU president Karen Lewis stresses benefits, job security and problems with proposed teacher-evaluation system. Teacher David Steiber writes in...
  • Fondness makes a teachers strike different

     
    Teachers have a special place in our hearts. The good ones have guided us. The great ones have inspired us. The important ones have put us in our place when we needed it and given us a break when we......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're pressed for time, so let's get started, shall we? Here's your countdown of the Top Five Stories making news on this 13th day of September. 1. We're on the ground in Philadelphia this morning......
  • Why teachers have test anxiety, too

     
    The statement of the obvious: Bad teachers are afraid of being evaluated based on how well their students perform on standardized tests. When they fail their students, their students fail them. The question: But why are so many presumptively good......
  • Chicago School Strike Hits Third Day

    Chicago School Strike Hits Third Day
    CHICAGO -- Talks were set to start again Wednesday morning with Chicago's school board and striking public school teachers seemingly miles apart from reaching a deal to get 350,000 children back in school. And as rhetoric and accusations came from both...
  • Second City comedy camp helps parents during strike

    Second City comedy camp helps parents during strike
    It's day 4 of the Chicago Teachers Union strike and parents now have a fun option for their kids. The Second City Training Center, part of the world's premier comedy club/theatre and school of improvisation, is offering free comedy camps to keep kids...
  • CPS janitors join teachers' picket lines

    CPS janitors join teachers' picket lines
    Chicago Public School teachers got some reinforcements on the 5th day of their labor strike. CPS janitors and security guards joined the teachers as they picket in front of schools. The SEIU members wore their trademark purple colors, as they walked...
  • Parents scramble to find care for kids during strike

    Parents scramble to find care for kids during strike
    As union teachers remain on strike, non-union employees tend to the "Children First" activities being offered at 147 schools across the city for a second day. Parents dropped children off today at the "Children First" sites, including McPherson...
  • CPS, CTU reach tentative agreement

    CPS, CTU reach tentative agreement
    After a five day strike, classes could resume for 350,000 students on Monday as the Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates prepares to vote on Sunday. Union president Karen Lewis said the House of Delegates were told Friday afternoon that the...
  • No school Monday; Teacher strike continues

    No school Monday; Teacher strike continues
    The Chicago Teachers Union strike has entered week 2.   After a nearly 3-hour long meeting on Sunday, the union's House of Delegates decided to take more time to review the contract proposal and discuss the details with members at their respective...
  • CPS, parents react to continuing teachers strike

    CPS, parents react to continuing teachers strike
    The Chicago Teachers Union's strike is entering its second week, and parents are not happy about it. Some parents say the longer the strike goes, their support for the strike will start to wane, because of the strain that it is placing on family...
  • Teacher contract vote set for Tuesday

    Teacher contract vote set for Tuesday
    On a day when so many thought Chicago Public Schools students might be back in class, lawyers for the school board took the teachers union to court. Teachers want until Tuesday afternoon to think over the latest contract proposal. The school board...