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Chicago Teachers Still On Strike

Chuck Grimmett

“School won’t be out for forever, but it’ll be out until at least Wednesday. Eight hundred union delegates deliberated for a little over two hours Sunday on whether to end the strike after union and Chicago Public School negotiators came to terms Saturday on a proposed contract.

But the delegates weren’t ready to approve what they saw — not yet — since  they reportedly still knew little about the deal their leaders had gotten for them. At a televised news conference Sunday evening, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said school district officials still hadn’t finalized language on the tentative offer.” (LA Times)

As the Chicago Teachers Union decides to continue its strike, let us each be reminded our government permits an organization to have a monopoly on teaching services in Chicago, and that organization stands in the way of any and every attempt to open independent schools. Was there ever a better time to fully privatize education than now?

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