Tribune Reporter On WTTW

Here's Friday night's Week In Review, which includes a big segment on the labor contract negotiations during which the panelists discuss why both sides rejected the fact-finder's report, what the latest offer from CPS was (8 percent over four years) whether both sides have any real interest in avoiding a strike, and what the public is making of all this. Agree or disagree, it's worth knowing what folks are thinking and saying.  The Tribune's Noreen Ahmed-Ullah plays a starring role.


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  • I was surprised and disturbed by Ms. Ahmed-Ullah's comment about "smaller class sizes" actually being "code" for teacher job security. I have been a teacher for 16 years and have never heard any educator advocate for smaller class sizes for any reason other than it being about improving the teaching and learning experience. Either I am very naive or Ms. Ahmed-Ullah is very cynical.

  • Joel Weisman is terrible. He really does not have a grasp on the issues at hand. None of the panelists do, for that matter, including M. Ahmed-Ullah who seems to believe, despite all evidence to the contrary, that tenure is granted in two years, that tenure somehow provides something resembling job security in CPS, and that smaller class sizes is code for "job protection" when it is, in fact, code for "smaller class sizes" which will better serve the needs of CPS students.

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