A first look at today's most important education news:

Fordham's latest

"Reform v. rights: The Windy City's teachers walk out," by Peter Meyer, Board's Eye View

"The Chicago strike: It's hard to imagine the teachers winning in the court of public opinion," by Michael J. Petrilli, Flypaper

The Washington Post analyzed the national implications of the ongoing Chicago Teachers Union strike.

The Wall Street Journal urged Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stand his ground against the union.

A Los Angeles Times editorial accused California's Adelanto Elementary School District of deliberately obstructing an effort by parents to take control of an elementary school under the state’s “parent trigger” law.

OECD released its annual “Education at a Glance” report, which found the U.S. lagging on several key education indicators.

Louisiana plans to launch a marketplace for publicly funded courses next year that would allow students to select from online and in-person courses outside of their schools. (Ed Week)

The Department of Education received NCLB waiver applications from Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, West Virginia, and the Bureau of Indian Education yesterday. (ed.gov)

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