The Chicago teachers’ strike entered its third day on September 12. This strike is of national significance for a number of reasons:
* It is a militant fightback against the ruling class onslaught to destroy public education being carried out by Democrats and Republicans across the country.
* It is aimed at the policies of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party machine in Chicago headed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, longtime aide, advisor and fundraiser for Obama.
*It is being organised by a new rank-and file-leaders with a class-struggle perspective.
A central issue in the fight is the bid by Emanuel to impose a system of evaluation of students and teachers based on standardised testing.
Prepare for a wave of posts again.
Yup. It’s a double edged sword for sure.
I could but I think it would be a little pointless considering I feel like that whole thing has already blown over. Teens these days tend to live minute to minute and have a hard time dwelling on a single cause unless it directly affects them. They just like to be able to donate to something to make them feel like they did something.