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Chicago Teachers Strike

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Chicago Teachers Strike The teachers union in Chicago went on strike last week after months of negotiations failed to produce a deal on pay structure, seniority, dealing with low performing schools and implementing teacher evaluations. Meanwhile, the plan to transform Cleveland's schools -- tackling the same issues -- sails along with union and management side-by-side. What's their secret? What about other Ohio districts? Host Mike McIntyre leads the discussion Wednesday morning at 9 on the Sound of Ideas.

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Education, Government/Politics, Health, Children's Health, Parenting/Child Care


Eric Gordon, CEO, Cleveland Schools
Tim Knowles, Director of Urban Education Institute, University of Chicago
Linda Lutton, Reporter, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio
Tracy Radich, Director of Labor Management, Cleveland Teachers Union

Additional Information

Chicago teachers end strike, classes resume Wednesday, Chicago Tribune
Chicago teachers anxious as union meets on contract offer, Chicago Tribune
Strike continues as teachers weigh contract proposal, WBEZ
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