Around 350,000 Chicago schoolchildren are expected to be locked out of their classrooms on Tuesday as the city’s teachers’ strike carries into a second day. Chicago’s school board and teachers’ union failed to come to an agreement Monday, with two sides deadlocked over several key points of contention, including the hot-button national issues of teacher evaluations and recall policy. “This is about big stakes, the future of education in our country,” said English teacher Vicki Turbov. “This is not about a 2 percent increase.” Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday said he didn’t give “two hoots” about Mitt Romney’s opinion after the Republican presidential campaign accused President Obama of putting the interests of organized labor over the students.
Source: Chicago Tribune