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Latest Karen Lewis Items
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis tore into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's kitchen cabinet Tuesday, blaming racism and "rich white people" for why the city's schools are in a fiscal crisis, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Just six months after a strike shut down city schools for more than a week, Chicago teachers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are embroiled in another bitter fight.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget decision to close 53 public schools and 61 buildings isn't going over so well with city residents and union activists.
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.
In the wake of the strike by the Chicago Teachers Union, many people wonder what the union is complaining about.
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.
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.
After a weeklong strike over job security and evaluation procedures, it all comes down to this: Are Chicago teachers satisfied enough with a proposed contract deal that they will vote to end their walkout?
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.