The recent teachers’ strike in Chicago has created an extreme amount of tension and unrest in the nation’s third largest school district. Parents are now racing frantically to provide their children with some alternative form of child care. According to the New York Times, 350,000 children are currently without classes and with the tension between the teachers union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel continuing to rise, no clear end seems to be in sight. What makes this situation even more interesting is how this political standoff may effect the upcoming presidential election. First, the strike is taking place in President Obama’s hometown. In addition, Rahm Emanuel is former Chief of Staff to President Obama. It will be intriuging and interesting to see if this standoff is resolved or maybe it will effect the upcoming election if the conflict is prolonged and has no resolution.
Strike in Chicago