Just under half of Chicago’s registered voters support the Chicago Public Teachers strike in a 500 person poll taken Monday, and nearly three-quarters of those polled say Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing an average, below average or poor job in handing the labor dispute. – Poll: 47% of Chicago registered voters support teachers in strike
THERE IS room to convince the 14% undecided registered voters that teachers in Chicago are making reasonable demands that have the students best interest in mind. A lot depends on how the media frames it.
“We need teachers, we need books/we need the money that Rahm took.” – Teacher chant in face-off with Mayor Rahm Emanuel
The rescinded, then diverted 4% raise was reportedly funneled to security and police.
The pressure just intensified.