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September 14, 2012

Celena Rodriguez: A Student's Perspective on the Chicago Strike

Guest post by Celena Rodriguez. As a student in CPS, I would like to share the student perspective on the ongoing Chicago strike. Some may say I don't fully understand why CPS teachers are on strike but actually, I do. I may not understand everything to its fullest extent but I do know that our t...

September 13, 2012

A Chicago Teacher Writes: The Joy of Finally Fighting Back

Guest post by Katie Osgood. There is jubilation on the streets of Chicago. The excitement is tempered with humility. No one wants a strike. Chicago teachers are very aware that this strike is difficult on parents, on students, and on the teachers themselves. But for the first time in decades, ...

September 12, 2012

Chicago Reminds Us Why We Have Unions

Follow me on Twitter at @AnthonyCody The strike by Chicago teachers is reminding all of us of the reason we have unions, and the reason why they are so feared and hated by those who are in command. The ability of these 29,000 teachers to act as one, to withhold their labor, gives them a power far ...

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