More on Chicago teachers strike via COCAL

by E Wayne Ross on September 13, 2012

More on the Chicago teachers strike

Letter from CTU President Lewis

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=10480

and http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/274-41/13414-focus-why-were-striking-in-chicago

Great blog posting from a Chicago teacher on “Why I am Striking” (Posted by Xian Barrett, who is a known to me personally and a gifted teacher and union leader (and the son of another gifted teacher, union leader and organizer and labor historian James Barrett and union leader and activist Jenny Barrett of U of IL: http://chiteacherx.blogspot.com/2012/09/why-im-striking-jcb.html and another at http://dianeravitch.net/2012/09/11/a-chicago-teacher-why-i-am-striking/

http://www.alternet.org/labor/chicago-teachers-uprising-takes-1-percent-mayor-and-labor-establishment-boot?page=0%2C1&akid=9370.1087795.dUMnNN&rd=1&src=newsletter707851&t=3

and  http://www.salon.com/2012/09/10/standing_up_to_rahm//

and a possible custodians sympathy strike http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-some-chicago-public-schools-custodians-may-strike-20120911,0,595858.story

and  http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Organizing-Bargaining/Chicago-Teacher-Strike-Fighting-for-Students

and http://labornotes.org/2012/09/how-chicago-teachers-reached-boiling-point

Statement from IEA President Cinda Klickna http://www.ieanea.org/media/2012/09/9-9-Statement-from-IEA-President-Cinda-Klickna.pdf

and http://www.laborradio.org/Channels/Story.aspx?ID=1771148

and http://www.laborradio.org/Channels/Story.aspx?ID=1771146

and http://www.laborradio.org/Channels/Story.aspx?ID=1770669

and http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/10/us-usa-chicago-schools-analysis-idUSBRE8890VS20120910

and videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNCTdwJQLQk&feature=youtu.be

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyYatvriZMw&feature=youtu.be

and the Director of the private school where Rahm Emanuel sends his kids (U of Chicago Lab School) says standardized tests are the wrong measure for teachers.

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=10486

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/chicago-teachers-strike-places-obama-at-odds-with-key-part-of-political-base/2012/09/11/df89a776-fc2a-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_print.html

and finally  http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/11482-greg-palast-the-worst-teacher-in-chicago