Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose expressed through his Twitter account on Monday that he hopes the current strike by Chicago Public Schools teachers won't last long, as Nina Falcone of CSN Chicago writes. A native of Chicago, Rose spoke through social media of the importance of having young kids in school:
Hope the CPS gets a deal done soon...we need our kids in school! #TheReturn— Derrick Rose (@drose) September 10, 2012
Rose, 24 in October, graduated from Chicago's Simeon Career Academy in 2003 before landing a scholarship at the University of Memphis. During his senior season, Rose led Simeon to a second straight state championship as a McDonalds All-American. He was also named Illinois Mr. Basketball.
Despite months of negotiations, the city of Chicago hasn't been able to reach an agreement with its educators concerning things like benefits, job security and evaluation system. The strike isn't expected to last especially long, but it's always disappointing to see kids missing out on educational opportunities.