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Sam Pizzigati: Chicago and the psychology of teacher bashing

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Last year, state lawmakers in Illinois did their best to make a Chicago teacher strike impossible. They passed a new law that required at least 75 percent of the city’s teachers to OK any walkout in advance.

How did Chicago teachers respond? In advance balloting, 92 percent of the city’s teachers voted, and 98 percent of those voted to strike if contract negotiations broke down.

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