Chris CillizzaThe Fix
National polling suggests that the American public is deeply divided about whom it wants to be the next president of the United States.
In a Washington Post–ABC News survey released last week President Obama led Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 48 percent among likely voters. A New York Times-CBS News poll released around the same time put Obama at 49 percent to Romney’s 46 percent among those most likely to vote.
Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix”, a campaign politics blog for the Washington Post. He is also an MSNBC political contributor. He lives in Virginia with his wife and son. Continue reading “Will Obama win in November? Wide gap between preference and prediction.”
While contract talks between the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the city continue today, the 29,000 teachers and education professionals who were forced out on strike to gain a contract that provides students with the education they deserve were on the picket lines early this morning and then gathered for three large rallies across the Windy City.
Chicago teachers want smaller class sizes, investments in neighborhood schools and additional services for students. Chicago students deserve—and parents want—smaller class sizes to foster improved teaching and learning. And Chicago teachers are calling for investments in health care, social workers, additional meal services and other programs to ensure that children receive the support they need to succeed in the classroom.
AFT President Randi Weingarten says what Chicago teachers “want more than anything are the tools and conditions to do their jobs and help all students succeed.” This morning, in a column in USA Today, she writes: Continue reading “Chicago Teachers Standing Strong for Better Schools, Improved Student Services”