The President of the Chicago Board of Education called teachers "the most important part of our educational system", but insisted that the district can't afford to provide a four percent pay increase to teachers and other school union members during the next school year.The Chicago Teachers Union wa
Chicago’s new Board of Education will convene for the first time Wednesday to address a hot topic: whether the district can afford $100 million in raises scheduled for unionized employees.Less than four years ago, it was Chicago Public Schools that pushed the Chicago Teachers Union for an agreement
A federal appeals court has vacated an earlier opinion that Chicago Public Schools improperly fired nearly 750 tenured teachers last summer.The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals says it will rehear argument in the case.The court ruled in March the fired teachers were entitled to a recall procedure and sh
President Obama and congressional leaders may be trying to cut the federal budget, but they’ve agreed to pour more than a half-billion dollars of new funds into Race to the Top, the president’s signature education program.
Much attention has focused on how the Illinois state legislature might be prepared to take on public employee benefits – either to solve its budget deficit or change the way government works. But what about the other side of the equation?