The Boston Teachers Union has taken out a full-page ad in the Friday Chicago Sun-Times, chiding Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what it calls mischaracterizations, when the mayor used their settlement to make a case against Chicago teachers.
Classes were canceled for a fifth straight day at Chicago public schools as the Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union reportedly moved closer to a contract deal that would end a walkout by instructors.
For the first time since the Chicago teachers’ strike started on Monday, both Chicago Public Schools officials and the Chicago Teachers Union were on the same page about the progress of contract talks, saying Wednesday’s meeting was a productive one.
Two parent bloggers weighed in on the Chicago teachers’ strike Tuesday, taking issue with what they called the “name-calling” and hostile tone of the striking teachers.
The Chicago school system’s new teacher evaluation program is running into some questions.