Striking Chicago Teachers Rewrite Carly Rae Jepsen: "When There's a Contract, Then Call Us Maybe!"
If there's any doubt in your mind that the striking Chicago teachers really, really care about their students, here's some proof: not one, but two separate takes on teen hit "Call Me Maybe" by pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen, rewritten for the occasion. And there's choreography!
No word on whether Jepsen herself supports the teachers' strike, but teachers have been using their ingenuity in many ways to support the cause for better schools. Here, two physics and robotics teachers from Lane Tech High School have created "StrikeBot," a working robot that trawls the picket lines with them. We're assuming he's joining the big "Standing Strong with Chicago Teachers" rally today, which also is expected to draw tens of thousands of union supporters from outside Chicago to march in solidarity with the close to 30,000 teachers. Teachers and government are hoping to end the strike tomorrow, assuming Mayor Rahm Emmanuel comes around to union demands.