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Afternoon Announcements: September 12, 2012

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September 12, 2012 09:09 pm


November 6. Fifty-four days. Between a historic strike in Chicago and an ongoing battle over the accessibility of higher education, education is sure to play center stage in this year’s presidential election. Check out today’s Afternoon Announcements to see what’s at stake, who takes what position and what part the Chicago protests may play.

Education policy and teachers’ rights are in the spotlight this week because of the Chicago teachers strike, which we explore more in depth in our blog post, “Chicago teachers hold their ground.” Is striking the right answer? What will be the lasting impacts of this historic strike? We hope you’ll join in the discussion in the comments section!

The Huffington Post answers why education matters in this election and tells us where both candidates stand on hot topic issues like waivers, teacher evaluations and charter schools.

Finally, the White House has stayed mum on the issue of the Chicago teacher strikes. The Washington Post looks at why that is and whether we can ever expect a comment from the President.

Thanks for reading. Be sure to visit tomorrow for updates on the Chicago protest and other education-related news!



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