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Chicago Teachers Union Trial Begins

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Members of the Chicago Teachers' Union haven't gotten much of a vacation this summer. Their executive board has been embroiled in controversy over a battle between President Marilyn Stewart and Vice President Ted Dallas. Stewart has accused Dallas, her one-time mentor, of misusing funds and behaving inappropriately. Dallas has thrown charges back at Stewart, claiming she's mismanaged union money.

Earlier this summer, the union's executive board agreed to consider the accusations against Dallas. The internal trial begins today, and could result in the vice president's removal. To help us sort through the charges and counter-charges in this case, education blogger Alexander Russo joins us.

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