Is There A Correlation Between Teachers in Chicago and Westford?
This week teachers in Chicago left the classrooms and hit the street to protest breakdowns over a new contract. Are these echoes of what was seen in Westford?
Earlier this week, teachers in Chicago voted to strike for the first time in 25 years following an impasse over contract negotiations.
While a strike for Westford's teachers wouldn't have been possible under Massachusetts state law, today we want to ask if there is a common thread between the situation in Chicago and the one teachers encountered here.
Is comparing a town of 22,000 people and one of the largest cities in the country an apples and oranges proposition? Or do teachers face the same challenges in education everywhere across America?
And how does Boston Magazine's #22 ranking for Westford and the potential budget problems for upcoming years impact any potential comparison?
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