As you probably already know, the House of Delegates surprised many -- including perhaps CTU president Karen Lewis herself -- by rejecting the offer on the table and refusing to return to work, to which Mayor Emanuel responded by threatening an injunction. News coverage and a bit of commentary below -- I'm sure there will be more. I'm guessing more than a few folks assumed school would be back in session today, and we'll know more about the injunction later this morning.
Mayor seeks legal action as Chicago teachers union votes to continue strike WBEZ: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is planning to take legal action to force teachers back into the classroom immediately. The decision comes a couple of hours after the governing body of the Chicago Teachers Union, its House of Delegates, voted to continue its strike.
Delegates speak out on decision to continue strike CLTV: Hundreds of Chicago teachers union delegates filed out of the nearly three hour long meeting Sunday afternoon.
Chicago Teachers Union Infighting: "You Sold Out" NBC4 Washington: Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago teachers union, departs a news conference after her meeting with the union's House of Delegates Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Chicago. Lewis told the delegates that a "framework" was in place to end the teachers strike.
If the teachers say no ... Tribune (editorial): In a stunning turn of events late Sunday afternoon, CTU delegates refused to go back to work. They chanted "Get it right!" They demanded more time. CPS has to make it clear to teachers that the deal on the table isn't ... going ... to ... get ... better.
Mayor wants injunction to stop strike, union wants more time to consider deal Catalyst: Filing an injunction is a risky move for Emanuel. If he loses in court, he would further anger teachers and make them more suspicious of the deal. If he wins, forcing teachers to end their strike could anger members of other unions.
Chicago teachers strike continues, Emanuel says he will sue to force end Tribune: What was thought to be a done deal unraveled Sunday as Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis was unable to sell union delegates on ending the strike.
Teachers Union in Chicago to Extend Strike Into 2nd Week NYT: The Chicago Teachers Union extended its strike into a second week on Sunday, after significant divisions emerged among union delegates over a deal that only a day before had been described by the union's leader as “a good contract.”
Parents have mixed reaction to continued Chicago teachers' strike The Republic: Parents of Chicago Public Schools students have mixed reactions to a continuing strike in the nation's third-largest district.
Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 9/14 Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.
David Brooks Gets the Chicago Teachers Strike Very Wrong Chicago Magazine (Carol Felsenthal): The New York Times columnist's infatuation with Rahm Emanuel blinds him to the realities of the strike—Karen Lewis is outfoxing the new mayor, who's caving just like his predecessor.
School reform by the numbers Reader (Michael Miner): I've never had a boss who didn't have a pretty good idea how well I was doing my job. If schools were run along the lines of most workplaces, principals would reward their best teachers and get rid of the worst ones, and no one would question whether they should all be held accountable for the education of their students.…