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Wednesday, April 26
While the protests in Madison continue, Chicago has its own labor fight in the works. The Chicago Math and Science Academy is arguing it is "private" and therefore exempt from an Illinois law granting public school employees the right to form unions for contract negotiations. The argument is seen as particularly controversial because the relevant Illinois charter school law defines charter schools as "public."