Chicago teachers today are striking for the second day. Around 350,000 Chicago schoolchildren were locked out of the classroom as 29,000 teachers began striking yesterday. Chicago’s school board and teachers’ union failed to come to an agreement yesterday, with two sides deadlocked over several key points of contention, including the hot-button national issues of teacher evaluations and recall policy. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he didn’t give “two hoots” about Mitt Romney’s opinion after the Republican presidential campaign accused President Obama of putting the interests of organized labor above the students.
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