Public Education: Protesting the MSAs & Impact of Chicago Teacher’s Strike

Chicago Schools StrikeMarch 13, 2014 – Segment 3

We turn to the topic of Education, as we hear from students who have written poems to protest the Maryland School Assessment, or MSA, tests. Our guests will include: Peter French, middle school Social Studies and Reading teacher at City Neighbors Elementary/Middle School; and Allure Cooper and Luca Schmidt, 7th graders at City Neighbors, who will read poems they wrote about the MSA tests.

Then, we take a look at the 2012 Chicago Teachers’ Strike, with Micah Uetricht, Online Editor of Jacobin magazine and Author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity. This Sunday, March 16, Uetricht will present “Strike For America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity” at 6:00pm at Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffeehouse.