Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast! In this episode, we answer why teachers are continuing to strike.
But first, some news:
►Not all students were out of classes today. For those at Chicago’s 118 charter schools, it was just Monday as usual. Charter schools fall under the Chicago Public Schools system, but they do not hire teachers from the Chicago Teachers Union.
►Renovations on the 70-year old Clark/Division Red Line station began Monday. In a statement, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) said work on the station will last until mid-2015.
Featured in the podcast:
►Teachers have voiced complaints about class size, students safety and overheated classrooms. But will any of those things be addressed by their new contract?
And you can follow our education reporters Becky Vevea and Linda Lutton on Twitter here.
Blogs we’re reading this morning:
►WBEZ History blogger John Schmidt looks back at past teacher strikes
And your WEATHER for today:Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer. Highs in the mid 80s. Tonight, mostly clear, lows in the lower 60s except in the upper 60s downtown. Wednesday, mostly sunny, very warm, highs in the upper 80s. Then Wednesday night, mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s except in the upper 60s downtown.
And music in today’s podcast brought to you by Reptar. They’re scheduled to play Lincoln Hall tonight with Rubblebucket.
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