Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet 'Afternoon Shift' #144: The picket line September 10, 2012 By: Kate Dries [View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #144: The picket line" on Storify]'Afternoon Shift' #144: The picket lineOn Monday's Afternoon Shift, we keep up with today's teachers strike and more education-related stories.Storified by · Mon, Sep 10 2012 11:26:38First, WBEZ Becky Vevea gives us the latest on how the negotiations between CPS and CTU are going.Chicago teachers to strike after talks failThe Chicago Teachers Union says its members will go on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years. The union says contract talks with t...But as the CPS and CTU battle it out over a new contract, writer/reporter/editor Paul Tough thinks that both sides may be missing the boat entirely. According to Tough, straight-up intelligence (and how that might be manifested in test scores) has less to do with how a child will succeed in life than matters of character, which he talks about in his book:How Children Succeed | Paul ToughHow Children Succeed Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usua...And WBEZ’s Robin Amer builds on the Paul Tough conversation, and reporting on the successes she found inside Chicago Jesuit Academy. Here's her story from earlier this year:On Chicago's West Side, school teaches character. Math, too.In education, sometimes it's the oldest questions that matter most: What makes a good teacher? How does a school get test scores up?Plus, we're taking calls from listeners, students, teachers, and whoever else wants to weigh in with questions, comments, or random musings. Tweet us at #AfternoonShift or call 312.923.9239.Content from Chicago teachers strikeChicago teachers strike Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Afternoon Shift 'Afternoon Shift' #143: Sky high Next post in Afternoon Shift 'Afternoon Shift' #145: A new dawn View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Looking back at 1970s Uptown The Best Albums of 2013: 20 to 11 The politics behind the Illinois pension vote Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?