Diane Ravitch, Two Visions for Chicago’s Schools
"According to most news reports, the teachers in Chicago are striking because they are lazy and greedy. Or they are striking because of a personality clash between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and union president Karen Lewis. Or because this is the last gasp of a dying union movement. Or because Emanuel wants a longer school day, and the teachers oppose it. None of this is true."
Photo: Rahm Emanuel at a temporary day care during the Chicago teachers strike, September 10, 2012 (M. Spencer Green/AP Images)