Harvard EdCast: Chicago StrikeBy Matt Weber
On September 10, the Chicago Teachers Union began its first strike in 25 years. Among the teachers goals are better pay, better benefits, and protections for teachers who lose their jobs due to school closures. They also are calling for a decrease in high-stakes testing; an increase in music, art, and gym programs; smaller class sizes; and paid preparation time.
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About the Harvard EdCast
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.