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In the News: No deal, CTU strike continues
After resuming negotiations Monday and failing to reach an agreement, Chicago teachers will spend a second day on the picket line Tuesday.
The walkout by Chicago teachers represents a major test of leadership for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who faces a pair of potentially contradictory challenges: winning the public relations battle against the Chicago Teachers Union and settling the strike. (Tribune)
After spending much of Monday at the negotiating table, school board president David Vitale said he believes the two sides are close and could hammer out a deal quickly. (ABC7)
Key issues separating Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union. (Tribune)
The high-stakes strike by 26,000 public school teachers in Chicago is only the latest episode in which the nation’s teachers’ unions have been thrown on the defensive in the face of demands for far-reaching changes, writes Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times.
"In Chicago, It’s a Mess, All Right," according to New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera, who sees the U.S. as being "truly in the midst of an education crisis."
Everything you need to know about the Chicago teachers’ strike, in one post, according to The Washington Post, that is.
Twitter continues to be a window through which to see how the teachers strike is playing out on the streets and with the public. Here's a selection of tweets from this morning:
7:27 A.M.: RT @AFTunion: Text STRIKE to 69238 to show solidarity with Chicago educators and receive periodic updates. #FairContractNow #CTUStrike
7:26 A.M.: Day 2 of #CTUstrike out here w/ #YatesElementary #MoosElementary #VonHumboldt talking politics & swigging coffee. #FairContractNow
7:24 A.M.: the city is alive this morning and class IS in session. lesson 1: always stand up and fight for what's right. @CTULocal1 #FairContractNow
7:12 A.M.: Preparing for today's fight for a #FairContractNow pic.twitter.com/YFWIHYf4
7:03 A.M.: Good morning to my precious chicago teachers. Solidarity. Fight continues. #FairContractN
IN THE NATION
Louisiana is gearing up to open a new front in its push to expand educational choice, essentially creating a marketplace that lets students shop around for publicly funded courses—both online and face-to-face—beyond their schoolhouse doors. (Education Week)
Student enrollment in Fairfax County (Va.) schools surged past 180,000 for the first time as classes resumed Tuesday, a development that poses major logistical and academic challenges for the region’s largest school system. (The Washington Post)
In a study of 38 of the world's leading economies, the United States ranks 28th in the share of 4-year-olds attending preschool. (Education Week)