Striking a Blow for Choice

By Steve Chapman - September 23, 2012

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On Monday, Sept. 10, the first day the Chicago Teachers Union was out on strike, 350,000 public-school students -- and their parents -- were left high and dry. But for 52,000 other youngsters enrolled in public schools, it was just another day of learning. They attend charter schools, of which the city has 119. During the strike, Mayor Rahm Emanuel did himself considerable damage by provoking a...

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