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Karen Lewis and Randi Weingarten Write an Article about the Strike in the Wall Street Journal |

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Diane Ravitch blogs a WS Journal op ed by Lewis and Weingarten

In a period when many officials have sought to strip workers of any contractual rights or even a collective voice, the Chicago teachers strike showed that collective action is a powerful force for change and that collective bargaining is an effective tool to strengthen public schools. Chicago’s public-school teachers—backed by countless educators across the country—changed the conversation from the blaming and shaming of teachers to the promotion of strategies that parents and teachers believe are necessary to help children succeed.

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