A Superintendent’s Look at the Chicago Teacher Strike

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Longtime school superintendent Randall Collins, Executive Director of the District Administration Leadership Institute shares professional insights on the Chicago teacher strike with Odvard Egil Dyrli, District Administration’s executive editor.

The facts are well-known: Karen Lewis, president of the 26,000-member Chicago Teachers Union, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who appointed reform-minded Jean-Claude Brizard chief of the school system, are locked in a toe-to-toe stalemate resulting in a district-wide strike that stranded 350,000 students in the nation’s third-largest city.

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