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Chicago Orgs Scramble To Watch Kids During Strike

Chicago teachers entered their second day of a strike on Tuesday. Meanwhile, thousands of children were supervised by administrators for half a day.

Chicago Teacher Strike Puts Obama In Awkward Spot

President Obama has a delicate dance in dealing with the Chicago teachers strike. Unions are traditionally his staunchest supporters and enthusiastic campaigners. And while they're not happy with the reform policies his administration is pursuing, they're likely to stick with the president to a point. Mitt Romney meanwhile says he's on the side of parents and students.

Chicago Teachers' Strike Forces Obama To Steer Carefully Between Two Allies

The Obama administration and the president's Chicago-based re-election campaign are trying to minimize the risks of offending teachers and union members by carefully navigating the tricky waters between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the striking teachers.

Corporal Punishment In Schools: Does It Work?

Nineteen states have laws that allow corporal punishment in public schools, according to the Center for Effective Discipline. Critics argue paddling does not stop bad behavior, while supporters say paddling teaches discipline and respect. StateImpact Florida education reporter Sarah Gonzalez outlines the debate.

U.S. Teachers Pay Close Attention To Chicago

Chicago public school students are out of school for a second straight day because of a teachers' strike. But the main sticking point isn't pay. Teachers are fighting a series of reforms that are being implemented in school systems around the country. Host Michel Martin speaks with Chicago Public Radio's Education Reporter Linda Lutton.