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Chicago Teachers Union strike: What’s the deal?

A quick update from my adventures in the big city. I was walking to lunch today, and I passed by the Chicago Teachers Union, walking around protesting. I started to wonder if this was a “valid” strike or not? From everything I heard, there was a good deal on the table, and they waked away choosing to strike anyway. It got me thinking that maybe this was nothing more than a political move. Once I heard Mayor Rahm Emanuel was against it, I figured that this had to be the case. Continue reading