CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. — Classes are canceled for more than 20,000 students because of a teacher strike in a suburban Chicago school district.About 1,200 teachers are off the job Tuesday in Community Unit District 300.
As students prepare to begin another school year, their teachers are hopping mad. They're facing layoffs and deep budget cuts and many say they're tired of being blamed unfairly for just about everything that's wrong in public education.
Under a freshly inked contract, Chicago's new schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard will be expected to significantly boost graduation rates, increase test scores, and get more kindergartners and preschoolers to enroll in school. It's the first time a Chicago's schools CEO has been given a performanc