Chicago teachers vote to give union to call a strike

  Chicago has been the focus of corporate school “reform,” but Chicago is now the epicenter of the push back against it. On June 11, 2012, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) leaders announced that 89.73% of CTU members—98% of those who cast ballots—voted to give the union authority to call a strike if contract negotiations with […]

Rahm Emanuel's close ties with a private consulting group leads to smearing Chicago teachers

The corporate fascists will stop at nothing to assure they can break the backs of working teachers in Chicago and elsewhere.  Using astro-turf groups and false propaganda, in February 2012, Resolute Consulting, a group with close ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel paid protesters to smear Chicago Teachers Union at public meetings. Watch this clip and […]

Rahm Emmanuel spells out his plan to destroy public education in his bid to become Mayor of Chicago

In his bid to become the next mayor of Chicago, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is attempting to get voters to focus on his education agenda instead of his lingering residency woes.  Changing the subject is good for politics and Emmanuel’s support for vicious education policies mirror that of Arne Duncan, which […]