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Teachers Unions into the Twenty-First Century: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers Union Strike


by Charles Tocci & Melissa Barton ó November 25, 2012

The Chicago Teachers Union strike has been alternately characterized as a long awaited stand by organized labor and a self-serving choice to place teachersí needs above studentsí. As educators deeply invested in the success of Chicagoís schools, we view both of these takes as simplistic and biased. Because teachers mediate among individual studentsí needs, educational policies, and the realities of schools, their knowledge and interests are central to education generally. As they have in the past and still do in the present, teachers unions must continue evolving to remain indispensible to the pursuit of excellent, equitable schooling for all children.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 25, 2012
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16946, Date Accessed: 9/20/2014 7:57:11 AM

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  • Charles Tocci
    Loyola University Chicago
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    CHARLES TOCCI is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago.
  • Melissa Barton
    University of Chicago
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    MELISSA BARTON is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago as well as a teacher and union delegate in the Chicago Public Schools.
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