I recently discovered a great news source,  Real News. Jaisal Noor, who is also a reporter for Democracy Now, does some excellent reporting on education issues around the country and understands the political and financial undercurrents for the big push towards the privatization of our public schools.

To follow are two reports by Mr. Noor for Real News on the teachers’ strike and then the first episode in a series on where the presidential candidates stand on all things education.

Chicago Teachers Strike Enters Fourth Day

Labor unions back striking teachers, while Democrats remain silent.

Chicago Teachers Strike Rooted in Community Struggle

Chicago teachers fighting bipartisan consensus over “corporate” education reform.

To follow is the first in a three-part series on where the presidential candidates stand on education policy.