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Better Odds: Money for lottery tickets could be better spent on education

Better Odds: Money for lottery tickets could be better spent on education
While watching the drama of the Chicago teachers’ strike unfold, it was clear the key underlying issue was money. In addition to raises and job security, teachers complained about growing class sizes, the physical conditions of schools and the need for specialized services to better assist struggling students. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools... Read more »

Chicago teachers to go on strike after contract talks fail

Chicago teachers to go on strike after contract talks fail
Chicago’s public school teachers are going on strike. The teacher’s union announced late Sunday that contract talks with the district failed over issues such as job security and benefits. Meanwhile Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the remaining issues could be resolved without disrupting the school year. “This is not a strike that I wanted,” Emanuel told... Read more »