Chicago Teachers Strike: Targeting the Teaching Evaluation

September 11, 2012 by

“This was a strike of choice, a bad choice for our children and not necessary,” decried an irritated Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. 350,000 students and 26,000 teachers have stayed out of classes now for two days as contract negotiations take place between Chicago Public School officials and the city’s teachers’ union. This is not small beer – the strikes are taking place in the third-largest school district in the U.S.

Christianity and Islam in Africa

September 11, 2012 by

The highly respected Pew Research Center has published a series of reports on religion that add to our knowledge about the subject in Africa. In 2010, it published a study titled “Tolerance and Tension: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa.” The study noted that while sub-Saharan Africa has almost twice as many Christians as Muslims, on the entire African continent the two faiths are roughly balanced with 400 to 500 million followers each.