chicago

‘Uncertainty’ isn’t a problem anymore

Economic policy uncertainty is falling, but job growth isn't spiking as promised.

Chicago’s murder rate is finally falling. Can that keep up?

February finally gave Chicago a reprieve from its murder spike. That suggests a new strategy might be working.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 6, 2013

What the Chicago teachers won, in one post

The teachers blunted Rahm's impact, but the city is still moving in the direction he wants.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 19, 2012

The Chicago strike negotiations are down to recall rights. What are they and do they matter?

Recall policies improve teacher job security, but the evidence suggests they hurt student learning.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 14, 2012

The Chicago Teachers Union has a plan to fix the city’s schools. But it’s pricey.

The Chicago Teachers union has laid out in detail what it wants to do to fix schools. It'll cost over $700 million.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 13, 2012

Everything you need to know about the Chicago teachers’ strike, in one post

The Chicago teachers' strike is shaping up to be one of the most important labor disputes in years. But what are the two sides actually fighting about? Let's break it down, piece by piece.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 10, 2012

How teacher strikes hurt student achievement

Studies stuggest that the Chicago strike will hurt students' test scores, which could hurt their chances of going to college, how much they earn as adults, and more.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 10, 2012
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