As the Chicago teachers strike continues, Lake Forest High, in the affluent North Shore suburb for which its is named, is going through its own intense teacher walkout. Lake Forest High is holding classes today even with teachers on strike over salary and benefit issues. The district has recruited substitute teachers and community volunteers to cross the picket line and teach classes. The Chicago Tribune explains that the district will meet the state criteria of an actual school day if 50 percent of the student body shows up, and certified teachers give students at least five hours of instruction in core subject areas.
The strike started Wednesday, impacting about 150 teachers and 1,700 students.