Though the final contract has not yet been hammered out, here are just some of the things the Chicago Teachers Union have won with their seven-day strike [pdf]:
- Almost 600 new art, music, and gym teachers
- Guaranteed textbooks in the first day of class
- $1.5 million for new special education teachers
- $.5 million for reductions in class size
- More than twice as much money for classroom supplies
No question: they’re hurting the kids.