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)

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)

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    Great article outlining the two views and actually a great comments section, surprisingly. If you want to understand the...
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  4. knightsofarcadia said: Excellent article!
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    A goodass article
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