By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah
Thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers rallied at the Auditorium Theatre tonight to loudly voice their displeasure with their salaries and the longer school day thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s being extended district wide next fall.
One of the key targest for the teachers was Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has pushed the longer school day among other education reforms. His name elicited loud ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œboosÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â whenever it was mentioned.
“He’s lost touch with reality,” said John Thuet, who teaches History at Harper High School. “I feel like we’re getting walked on. TheyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re extending our hours, not giving us raises. And if we donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t stop it now, I donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t know when it will stop.” … Read More