Vermont is 1 of 13 states where teachers’ strikes aren’t completely illegal. But that might change this legislative season.
Teachers have been on strike in Waukegan IL, forcing kids to be out of school and residents to become restless. (Update 10/30: Strike is over.)
The teachers’ strike in Galesburg IL has ended after 15 days. School will resume on Aug 29, and the football game against Moline will go on.
A vote to authorize a teachers’ strike in Champaign, Ill., came out in favor of authorizing it, but the school board still thinks an agreement is possible.
The teachers’ strike in Dixon, Ill., now in its 9th day, has forced school officials, all the way up to the Assessment Division at the Illinois State Board of Education, to make special accommodations to give students every chance to complete state testing.
The most recent Chicago-area teachers’ strike, in Carpentersville District 300, lasted one day, as students returned to class Wednesday.
In case you’re wondering about the legality of teachers’ strikes, they are legal in Illinois and 12 other states. But that’s all, primarily because most state legislatures have put education on par with police and fire protection as essential services provided by government.
Chicago teachers are still on strike, the mayor plans to seek an injunction to get kids back in school, and the debate may not be soluble in the course of a labor negotiation. What else is new?
Lake Forest High School teachers are on strike this morning after negotiations late Tuesday night failed to produce an agreement on salary terms.
The IHSA denied a waiver of its by-laws to Chicago Public Schools during their current teachers’ strike. Teams cannot compete, although practices can continue under certain conditions.