employees reach deal with CPS Tribune
Unions representing 10,000 non-teaching employees have reached a tentative
five-year agreement with the Chicago Public Schools, isolating the Chicago
Teachers Union, which still hasnt signed a deal.
Need Another Tax Hike WBEZ
The district unveiled
its 2008 budget today, even though officials still dont know how much
money theyre going to get from the state.
the grading system Tribune
The article Tuesday, "Teachers' grades inflated," leaves readers
believing teachers don't deserve such ratings. But the problem isn't the
teachers. The system of evaluating teachers is broken and needs serious fixing.
PLUS: Health costs drive talks with [Ohio] teachers
Teachers historically have been required to pay little or none of
their health coverage. Now, with school finances stretched thin by
rising costs and flat or decreased state funding, district leaders are
telling unions they can't continue to absorb the cost.
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