Chicago Teachers Strike: Suffer the Children
Here are a few things teacher union officials either ignored, or did not plan for, in their strike devoted to improving students’ lives. Now that the strike is over, Chicago students are scrambling to make up lost instructional time and fulfill other requirements for college admissions, sports competitions and many other activities that could not be accomplished without their striking teachers. The cost to students is immeasurable. Holly Yan, Bill Kirkos and Ryan Young report on erienewsnow.com.
Thousands of high school seniors are on the brink of missing a college application deadline. Countless more could lose a chance at scholarships.
“It’s heartbreaking, really,” said Ian Bacon, a senior at Jones College Prep high school.