Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Teachers on strike in Chicago
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), which includes many school librarians, is in the third day of a massive strike that has shut down the public school system in Chicago. The union is out for the first time in 25 years and so far the strike has been successful, with unionized school janitors even threatening to strike in solidarity in order to prevent crossing picket lines. This is a huge strike with the potential to affect education policy nation-wide. The situation is sure to develop rapidly so stay tuned.