Strange Timing on Teacher Absenteeism Effort

Merits aside, the effort to curb teacher absenteeism couldn't have come out at a stranger time (a week after the announced closing of several schools) and a more awkward way (less than a month after the announcement of the new peer review pilot with CTU).

Chicago to target absent teachers Tribune
On any given school day in Chicago, an
average of 1,500 teachers, about 6 percent of the teaching staff, call
in sick or take a personal day, according to a Tribune analysis of
teacher payroll records.

Union scorns reports on teacher attendance Chicago Sun-Times
 Chicago Teachers Union
officials on Saturday blasted the Chicago Public Schools' plan to start
publicizing teacher attendance rates for its schools next year.

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