By Leslie Brody, Staff Writer. The Record.

Teachers are walking picket lines in Chicago over job security, compensation and evaluations, the very issues that have been in the forefront of efforts to improve New Jersey schools.

At the heart of the walkout this week by 26,000 Chicago teachers are issues tied to broader efforts to bolster education across the country and make sure children get quality teachers. Indeed, New Jersey’s new tenure law, signed by Governor Christie in August, reflected long, complex negotiations with the state’s largest teachers union over how a teacher’s job performance should be judged and how those ratings should affect job protections.


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