To vote for a strike, or not to vote for a strike? That was the question in the comments last night and this morning. Some interesting comments from parents, too. Every comment counts. The strike vote is also the subject of lots of today's news -- Brizard wants a raise, reform groups are airing ads against the strike, etc. Plus a Linda Lutton story from Fenger HS and a bunch of other things. A little vote in Wisconsin you might have heard about, for example. Youth Connections Bronzeville isn't closing after all, for example. Happy Tuesday, everyone!
A high school confronts its reading struggles head on WBEZ: Poverty and safety are some of Fenger High School's major concerns. Reading is another.
Group airs radio ads against teachers union strike authorization vote Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey (behind podium) addresses reporters during a press conference at the Chicago Teachers Union, 222 Merchandise Mart, 4th floor...
Brizard Says He Wants Raise For Teachers; CTU's Lewis Says Offers Are Not Enough CBS2 Chicago: Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he wants teachers to have a ...
Idea of teacher strike no longer farfetched, but for now it's only a vote Sun-Times:
That's when Jonah Edelman, a school reform activist out of Oregon, was videotaped before a Colorado think tank bragging how his organization had outfoxed the Chicago Teachers Union by helping pass legislation in Illinois he thought would make it ...
City TIF spending on school construction work widens disparity, report says Crains: That shortchanges open-enrollment neighborhood schools, it says — echoing a frequent charge from the Chicago Teachers Union. The report specifically examines how the city has spent $858 million in TIF money on schools since 1983.
Wisconsin recall election seen as harbinger of November Sun Times: Democrats hope they have the better ground game, not just to eke out a win for Democratic candidate for governor Tom Barrett but to carry President Barack Obama across the finish line here Nov. 6. Even with one poll showing this election neck-and-neck, some Democrats privately
'Not everybody in Springfield ever gets everything they want': Rep. Lou Lang on gambling WBEZ: Does Illinois even need more gambling? And is it the best way to generate revenue?
Charter network says school for troubled youth is not closing Chicago Tribune: Officials with the charter network, Youth Connection Charter School, said on Monday they only proposed closing the school or replacing staff because of a new contract being negotiated with Chicago Public Schools.