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  • Garfield High School social studies teacher Jesse Hagopian, with his hand raised, and other Seattle teachers are refusing to administer a standardized test they say is flawed to their students. (Seattle Times via Associated Press)

    Seattle's boycotting teachers start crusade against standardized tests

    By refusing to administer a district-mandated test to their students, teachers at a Seattle high school have sparked an "anti-testing movement" that is picking up steam by the day.


  • Illustration Picketing Education by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    SCANLON: Teachers unions will pay a price for the Chicago strike

    In the wake of the strike by the Chicago Teachers Union, many people wonder what the union is complaining about.


  • A handful of teachers picket Sept. 17, 2012, outside Shoop Elementary School in Chicago, as a strike by Chicago Teachers Union members headed into its second week. (Associated Press)

    Chicago teachers await vote that could end strike

    As they awaited a vote that could end Chicago's first teachers strike in 25 years, teachers were balancing their desire to get back to class with lingering doubts and questions about a proposed contract that could mean major changes to their pay and job security.


  • Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, Ill., former White House Chief of Staff addresses the Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Arena. (Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)

    Emanuel claiming Chicago students in danger

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appeal to the courts to end a six-day Chicago teachers strike set off a new round of recriminations Monday but did not appear to be leading to a quick resolution of the walkout that has left parents hunting for options for 350,000 students.


  • Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (left) listens to union Vice President Jesse Sharkey at a press conference following a meeting of union delegates on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

    Emanuel: Court must end strike by Chicago teachers

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked a state court Monday to force Chicago schoolteachers back to work and end a weeklong strike he calls illegal.


  • Striking Chicago school teachers march after a rally Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in Chicago. Thousands of striking Chicago public school teachers and their allies packed a city park Saturday in a boisterous show of force as union leaders and the district tried to work out the details of an agreement that could end a week-long walkout.(AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

    Weighing offer, Chicago teachers remain on strike

    Chicago teachers uncomfortable with a tentative contract offer decided Sunday to remain on strike, insisting they first wanted to consult with their full membership before deciding whether to end an acrimonious standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel that will keep 350,000 students out of class for at least two more days.


  • A large group of teachers marches past John Marshall Metropolitan High School on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

    Talks to end Chicago teacher strike make progress

    Negotiations between union and school officials in the nation's third-largest school district resumed Thursday with an air of optimism and signals that a teachers' strike could end soon.


  • Chicago kids, teachers brace for Day 2 of strike

    Rose Davis wasn't about to let her two young grandchildren walk alone through one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods, even though they were going to a school kept open for students who needed a safe haven while teachers walked the picket line.


  • ** FILE ** Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks Sept. 4, 2012, at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Taking Rahm to school

    Thousands of Chicago public-school teachers have taken to the streets in their first strike in 25 years. Usually Republicans are the ones being denounced by Big Labor for having the temerity to insist on fiscal responsibility in public-sector union deals.


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