While newspaper editorial boards, right-wing pundits and school privateers are criticizing Chicago’s 29,000 public school teachers and educational professionals who were forced out on strike, Chicagoans—especially parents—are backing the teachers.

The latest poll shows the teachers with 55 percent approval from "voting Chicago households" and 66 percent support from parents of public school students. “The kicker,” writes Laura Clawson onDaily Kos, “is that the poll was done by We Ask America, a generally Republican pollster, on behalf of Capitol Fax.”

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