In 1897, local elementary school teachers created the Chicago Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the first teacher’s union in the country. Above: CTF leader Margaret Haley (center) and her supporters demanded the resignation of the city’s superintendent of education in 1913. Photograph from the Chicago Daily News.
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In 1897, local elementary school teachers created the Chicago Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the first teacher’s union in the country. Above: CTF leader Margaret Haley (center) and her supporters demanded the resignation of the city’s superintendent of education in 1913. Photograph from the Chicago Daily News.

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    Chicago teachers are one tough bunch.
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    And this is why I follow the Chicago Historical Society Tumblr. They have posts that directly relate with my research...
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    Esta foto demuestra el cambio en los procesos sociales que se dieron luego de la Revolución Industrial, como...
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    http://www.schoolanduniversity.com/study-programs/education/elementary-education
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    love these old pictures of unions and strikers - and I love all the wonderful hats
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    Margaret Haley is the actual best, tho. She also investigated the city of Chicago’s claimed lack of funds with which to...
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