John Myers fromCatalyst magazineoffers the pros and cons of unionization for charter school teachers. And, on the first-ever “Talk Like Shakespeare Day,” members of Chicago's Improvised Shakespeare Company do just that...but with your suggestions!
A recent report from the University of Chicago says that government surveys vastly understate the government benefits people receive. Professor Bruce Meyer says this can have a huge effect on policy creation and money allocation.
According to reports, Civitas Schoolsâ€”the group that runs Chicago International Charter Schoolsâ€”instituted budget cuts and asked teachers to take on an additional class a day. Some teachers at three schools quietly pushed for a union.
President Barack Obama's time as an organizer on Chicago's South Side won him kudos among his followers. Tomorrow the topic of community activism will be part of a day-long symposium at John Marshall Law School in Chicago.