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Chicago, Illinois / Teachers Strike #1030657

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The demonstration by striking teachers in Chicago shown.

(Chicago: Rehema Ellis) The disagreement between the teachers union and administrators and Mayor Rahm Emanuel examined; scenes shown of picket lines, Emanuel visiting a school; details given about the contention over reforms and President Obama’s Race to the Top initiative. [Teacher Diana MUHAMMAD†, Teachers Union president Karen LEWIS†- oppose standardized testing to evaluate teachers.] [EMANUEL – says we have to work through these issues on behalf of our children.] [September 6, OBAMA – says nearly every state answered our call to raise standards for teaching and learning.] [Urban Education Institute Timothy KNOWLES†- notes the impact on the rest of the country.]

Williams, Brian;
Ellis, Rehema

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