Chicago’s teachers’ union’s outsize power “comes at the expense of students, parents, and taxpayers”

CITY JOURNAL
Chicago’s Big Education, Inc.
by Adam Andrzejewski
February 17, 2021

On Super Bowl Sunday, the Chicago Teachers Union announced its intention to return to the classroom. Finally, Chicago’s 347,476 public school students can receive the same in-person instruction that many private and parochial students have already been receiving throughout the pandemic. Why does this seem like such a big achievement? Other “essential” workers such as grocery clerks, doctors and nurses, and package-delivery workers haven’t enjoyed the same luxury of working remotely—and they’ve kept doing their jobs without the generous pay and benefits earned by Chicago’s public-school teachers. READ MORE

H/T Professor Charles Lipson

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