NEA President Van Roekel on Chicago Teacher Strike

“I know from my 23 years in the classroom that the decision to strike does not come easily. In fact, the last time Chicago’s teachers were on strike was more than a quarter-century ago. But as educators we also know that it is our responsibility to ensure that every child has the most committed, caring, and qualified educators in their schools. We cannot continue to stand by and weather budget cut after budget cut—our children deserve better.” Read more Source:

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