Chicago Teachers Strike http://www.kunc.org en Duncan On Chicago: 'When Adults Fight, Kids Lose' http://www.kunc.org/post/duncan-chicago-when-adults-fight-kids-lose Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Chicago teachers voted to end their strike this week, the first in 25 years, and came back to class. It brought an end to a heated confrontation between leaders of the Chicago teachers union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who repeated this phrase time and again during the strike.<p>MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL: This was a strike of choice and it's a wrong choice for the children. Really, it was a choice.<p>SIMON: Union members will vote on whether to accept the new three-year contract about two week from now. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 12:23:00 +0000 34029 at http://www.kunc.org Teachers, Students Head Back To School In Chicago http://www.kunc.org/post/teachers-students-head-back-school-chicago Tens of thousands of students are back in school this morning in Chicago.<p>As we told you yesterday, the Chicago Teachers Union voted to end the seven-day walkout. This morning, <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/15243289-761/chicago-teachers-students-head-back-to-school.html">reports <em>The Chicago Sun-Times</em></a>, everyone was excited to get back to normal — the teachers, the students and even the mayor.<p>The <em>Sun-Times</em> reports:<p><blockquote><p>"'I'm excited our kids are back,' Mayor Rahm Emanuel said at a Wednesday morning news conference at Chopin Elementary, 2450 W. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:31:00 +0000 33864 at http://www.kunc.org Teachers, Students Head Back To School In Chicago Do Scores Go Up When Teachers Return Bonuses? http://www.kunc.org/post/do-scores-go-when-teachers-return-bonuses In Chicago, parents were fuming over a weeklong <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/18/161346354/chicago-teachers-scheduled-to-vote-on-contract">strike</a> by teachers. Around the rest of the country, in the face of growing <a href="http://www.npr.org/2010/12/07/131884477/Study-Confirms-U-S-Falling-Behind-In-Education">evidence</a> that many U.S. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:49:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 33852 at http://www.kunc.org Do Scores Go Up When Teachers Return Bonuses? Chicago Teachers Union Delegates Vote To End Strike http://www.kunc.org/post/chicago-teachers-union-delegates-vote-end-strike Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In Chicago, teachers have suspended their strike. That means teachers and students could be back to class as soon as tomorrow. The strike lasted seven days.<p>And with us to explain what has transpired in Chicago is NPR's Claudio Sanchez. And, Claudio, teachers, as we've said, have suspended the strike. What has the reaction been?<p>CLAUDIO SANCHEZ, BYLINE: The reaction, Audie, has been pretty emotional. There were reports of kids in some neighborhoods running out into the streets celebrating. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:29:00 +0000 33831 at http://www.kunc.org Chicago Teachers Union Delegates Vote On Contract http://www.kunc.org/post/chicago-teachers-union-delegates-vote-contract Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The teachers Union in Chicago votes later today for the second time on whether to and a strike that has kept 350,000 students and their parents in limbo. On Sunday, the union's House of Delegates voted to continue the weeklong strike until they have more time to read the outline on of a tentative agreement. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:10:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 33828 at http://www.kunc.org