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Teachers Prepare 'Civil Disobedience' Tactics to Fight School Closings
'We've had enough of these top-down, draconian measures' say Chicago parents, educators
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Obama’s Flip-Flops on Money in Politics: A Brief History
When President Obama told supporters that he would morph his campaign into a new nonprofit that would accept unlimited corporate donations, the announcement set off a familiar round of griping from campaign finance reformers. The creation this month of Organizing for Action, which will promote the...
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Chicago Takes the Lead in Assault Weapon Divestment
Urging other cities to follow suit: 'This could become a national movement'
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Chicago Teachers Strike Continues, Chicago Mayor Pushes for Injunction
A weekend of continued negotiations and the presentation of an outlined draft agreement was not enough to end the city-wide teachers strike in Chicago. Teachers say they need time to consider the proposal for all their members, but Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel grew increasingly impatient over the...
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Agreement May Be Nearing as Chicago Teacher Strike Goes Into Day Four
Agreement seems to be nearing as the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) continues its fourth day on strike on Thursday. CTU president Karen Lewis told reports she was hoping for a return to classrooms on Monday, and that a Friday return was unlikely. NBC reports that Lewis said she hopes an agreement can...
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CTU Strike Day Three: Parents, Teachers Continue the Fight
The Chicago Teachers Union strike reached its third day Wednesday, as teachers and The Chicago School Board met for another round of negotiations. CTU officials downplayed the potentials for a quick resolution, saying school board officials have not been willing to make substantial compromises. The...
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Director of Private School Where Rahm Sends His Kids Opposes Using Testing for Teacher Evaluations
CTU President Karen Lewis says she would love to use University of Chicago Lab School as model for public schools
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Chicago Strike Reveals Dearth of US Education Policy Supported by Both Major Parties
What's happening in Chicago is not likely to stay in Chicago. And—when what's happening is nearly 30,000 teachers on strike in the nation's third-largest public school district as the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) stands its ground against what they consider a panoply of odious 'corporate-driven...
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Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform
For the first time in a quarter century, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU)—which represents educators, school clinicians, and support staff in the nation's third-largest school district—is on strike today after weekend negotiations with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ended on Sunday without agreement...
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Midnight Deadline Looms: Chicago Teachers Strike Imminent
Negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and The Chicago School Board reopened Sunday morning , in a bid to avoid the Union's first strike in 25 years. If a compromise is not reached by midnight tonight, teachers will begin their 29,000 strong strike on Monday morning. In June, approximately...
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