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CTU President Karen Lewis says Rahm Emanuel has declared war on Chicago's urban schoolchildren in order to enable corporate reformers. Read more...
From Media Matters, a pertinent reminder about just who profits from the insistence on teacher testing as part of the CTU contract. Imagine that, I guess it just slipped their minds. I mean, we're only talking about $4.7 million, right? Greedy Read more...
First of all, a big round of applause for Sam Seder and his terrific job guest-hosting Up With Chris Hayes this weekend. More of him, please? Today Sam spent a long time on education in the context of the teachers' strike, and of all the Read more...
I would really love to see Sam Seder get his own show at either MSNBC or Current TV. He did a fine job filling in for Chris Hayes on Up this weekend, and here's his opening from Sunday's show -- How Republicans are using the crisis of poverty... Read more...
As Susie wrote yesterday, Chicago teachers are on strike. The right wing is already jumping on this as another excuse to claim that teachers are greedy people who just want to be lazy while milking the system. Nothing could be farther from Read more...

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The Chicago Teachers Union is currently on the front lines of a fight to defend public education. On one side the 30,000 members of the CTU have called for a contract that includes fair compensation, meaningful job security for qualified Read more...