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The Chicago teachers union decided Sunday to continue its weeklong strike, extending an acrimonious standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security provisions central to the debate over the future of public education across
Pedro Noguera is a professor at New York University and director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education. He is editor of "Unfinished Business: Closing the Achievement Gap in Our Nation's Schools" and author of "The Trouble With Black Boys .
Mike Konkoleski , a 10th grade math teacher at Eric Solorio Academy High School, was identified as the man behind the audacious assault on Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel's character in the form of a protest sign declaring Emanuel a fan of Nickelback .
Last year in Wisconsin, the liberal media picked up the very insulting comparison that protesting government employees in Wisconsin were creating an "Arab Spring" for Gov. Scott Walker, as if he were an Arab dictator. "It's like Cairo moved to
Eyder Peralta The strike going on in Chicago is serious: 350,000 students are locked out and we brought you the news in a post from this morning ...First, here's a bit of levity: There is a picture from the picket lines on Monday that had Daniel
The strike has shuttered schools across the city leaving some 350,000 students without class to go to and "is shaping up to be one of the most important labor disputes in years," says Dylan Matthews at The Washington Post , with a potentially
Negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the nation's third-largest school district were going down to the wire on Sunday, as teachers threaten to strike on Monday over Mayor Rahm Emanuel 's demand for sweeping school reforms . Both sides
Twenty five thousand Chicago teachers are planning to walk off the job Monday if they don't have a contract by midnight Sunday. As the Democrats look to unions to help them get out the vote, a strike by Chicago teachers might just put a crimp in
Chicago teacher contract talks resumed Saturday in an attempt to avert a threatened Monday walkout, with union leaders predicting an intense session ahead and Chicago Public School officials hoping for a breakthrough.
Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey. Brian Jackson~Sun-Times Updated: September 7, 2012 2:05PM Chicago teacher contract talks resumed Friday after the presence of Chicago School Board President David Vitale helped drive a positive