For those of you who want more information on what they are striking for, Diane Ravitch summarizes it well…
The strike is not about pay.
It is about the conditions of teaching and learning.
It is about class size.
It is about curriculum.
It is about evaluating teachers by test scores despite any evidence that it improves education.
It is about social workers for children who need them.
It is about resources and commitment.
It is about making a commitment to give the children of Chicago the kind of education that children in the suburbs routinely get.
The children of Chicago need the same things.
You can view the CTU’s full research document here.
Additionally you may wish to read about the media’s false claim that the average CPS teacher makes $74,000.