- Chicago's teachers strike entered its second day Tuesday with the union and city still unable to come to an agreement on a contract due to differences over evaluation and job security issues.
- Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis expressed concern over proposals to evaluate teachers according to standardized test scores, although David Vitale, the president of the Chicago School Board, expressed hope that the situation would be resolved soon and called Lewis's statement inaccurate.
- More than 26,000 teachers are currently on strike, leaving 350,000 students in just under 700 schools without classes right now.
From the article:
Chicago teachers took to the picket lines for a second day Tuesday as the union and school district negotiate over two final sticking points: teacher evaluations and job security.
It's not clear how long the showdown will last, but as of Monday night, Chicago School Board president David Vitale remained optimistic about coming talks. ...