Posts tagged "teacher evaluations"

Chicago Teachers Strike: Issues on the Bargaining Table

This morning, I joined a couple of other Chicago mom bloggers on an eye-opening conference call with Barbara Byrd-Bennett, chief education advisor for CPS, and Becky Carroll, CPS’s chief communications officer. I learned about how the negotiations are going, what the sticking points are, and how the strike looks on their end. Now I’m back at my desk, as... Read more »

Chicago Teachers Strike: Resources for Families

Wow, what a tumultuous night for Chicago families, teachers and city leaders. As more information about the negotiations comes out, it gets harder to determine who’s to blame. Schools without air-conditioning or libraries, teachers working longer hours and feeling inadequately compensated, a city that’s basically bankrupt, a need for reform that includes teacher evaluations; no... Read more »