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Unconditional Surrender in Chicago
Corrupt city officials and union bosses sold out teachers, parents and kids.
by Stephen Lendman
September 18, 2012 will be remembered in Chicago as a day of infamy. Corrupt city officials and union bosses won. Teachers, parents, and kids lost.
On September 10, teachers walked out. Core issues were at stake. Most important is saving public education. An American tradition is disappearing.
It's being commodified. Corporate predators are gaining control. Contract terms agreed on do nothing to stop them.
On Tuesday, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) House of Delegates voted to suspend strike action and resume classes. By 9:00AM Wednesday morning, they reopened across the city.
Primary and secondary education in Chicago and across America is a shadow of its former self. An article written two years ago next month compared earlier America with today. Rewritten parts are below, saying: