Chicago teachers strikes in perspective: A mom and veteran of the 1980s Chicago strikes recalls how the pain led to real reform. Then it was about money; now it's about class size, standardized testing, charter schools, and teacher evaluation.
President Obama says his policy initiatives are helping teachers, schools, and students. Mitt Romney advocates more school choice and private-sector involvement. Here is a look at how the two differ on eduction issues.
Back to school: Perhaps the most controversial education reform is how to measure a good teacher. As the trend to overhaul teacher evaluations catches fire, some teachers find that new feedback and mentoring programs can lead to 'incredible' results with their students.