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Chicago Teachers Union Tells Members To Start Saving For Possible Prolonged Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union is warning of a potentially long strike ahead. The union gauged its members’ willingness to strike in a questionnaire last week. The union said poll results showed 97 percent of their members support a walkout. Even though there was no use of the word “strike” on the ballot, union officials say the questionnaire was similar to what was voted on before the 2012 strike. A spokesperson for Chicago Public Schools responded to the mock vote, saying the administration is...

Democracy Only Works When Speech Is Free

“Do you have anything against the United States or its allies?” Um, well no. The question was posed to me more than 30 years ago by a fellow who was looking for a college roommate. He was an aspiring Army officer who wanted to make sure he wasn’t exposed to — or associated with — ideas he didn’t agree with. We ended up rooming together, but I always thought it was a bit sad that on a college campus, of all places, someone was afraid of ideas. I love the marketplace of ideas one finds on college...

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