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Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty On Chicago Teachers' Strike: 'Kudos to Rahm'

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty sees a lot of parallels between Chicago's current fight with the city's teachers' union and the changes he tried to implement in D.C. during his time as mayor, and he's supporting the Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.


Head Of Chicago Teachers Union Rose The Ranks

At the center of the Chicago teachers' strike are Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the head of the teachers' union, Karen Lewis. To learn more about Lewis and the relationship between the teachers' union and the mayor's office, Audie Cornish talks to Joel Hood, education reporter at the Chicago Tribune.

Rahm Emanuel Walking A High Wire With Teachers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is negotiating with striking teachers, who are a key part of his — and the president's — constituency. Meanwhile, he's tasked with raising money for Priorities USA Action, the superPAC supporting President Obama. It seems that this election season, Emanuel has his hands full and his feet on a high wire.

Basic School Supplies, Glue Sticks, Tablets?

As the school year gets underway, a lot of students are getting their hands on a host of new technology in their classrooms. But some schools are struggling to access basic supplies, let alone the latest and greatest devices. Host Michel Martin looks at technology in the classroom with Charles Best, founder of