The Real News Network has produced the report Chicago Teachers Strike Rooted in Community Struggle.
I figure that this side of the story might not get adequate coverage in the lame stream media. Now you know what the teachers are saying the strike is all about.
I have read comments about this story to the effect that the teachers are asking for money that is just not there. From another point of view, you might say that the money is there, but the government has decided to give that money to the wealthy instead of paying adequate salaries to their employees. The private sector is driving down wages in the name of profit and the governments are doing it in the name of not taxing the “job creators”. If people don’t band together to fight for their own interests, how do you think this story ends?
I leave it up to your built in biases to decide which side to believe.