The Chicago teachers’ strike continues, and thousands of students who attend public schools have nowhere to go. At Chicago’s charter schools, however, it’s business as usual. “Charter school leaders: Class is in session here”, Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times, September 9, 2012. Professor Jay P. Greene’s blog post title says it all: “Chicago Charter Students aren’t just in school today, they are learning more than their district peers”, Jay P. Greene’s Blog, September 13, 2012.
Update: Strike has ended and schools are open again as of September 19, 2012.