Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: “Two other issues as it relates to the evaluation and the ability for our principals to have the kind of accountability they need to produce the results they need”

Emanuel’s administration is pushing for:
  • student evaluation by testing
  • greater freedom for principals to fire teachers
  • more leeway to flip funding into privately run Charter Schools
  • longer school days, more school days

This results in teaching to the test and job insecurity. The strike has been extended as some delegates would like further time to review the deal.