Public Education in America: Or what the Chicago Public Schools Strikes is really about

chicago teachers union chicago school strike 300x300 What the Chicago Public Schools Strike is Really About: Public Education in the U.S.

What Chicago Public School teachers are striking for are things that are affecting public school kids all over the U.S., not just in Chicago. They’re striking for their city’s schools, but honestly, they’re striking for my city’s schools, too.

In These Times picked up a post over on Occupied Chicago Tribune, which lists four reasons the teachers are striking — not specific bargaining points, but broad areas of difference, which, if ignored in this contract, sets this district on a course that will be difficult to reverse.

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