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Chicago Teachers Union End Strike
Sep 21, 2012 | News Archive
Chicago Teachers Union End Strike

Now that the seven day Chicago Teacher's Strike ended Wednesday, what do you think will be the next steps for Chicago Public Schools? Although Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the Chicago Teacher's Union came to a mutual agreement, that the terms of the contract will be reviewed, no concrete guidelines were set. Over 90 percent of teachers voted to end the strike, returning eagerly back to their respective classrooms to see their students, but it does not seem convincing- not even Mr. Emmanuel's emotional act to the media about solving the equation for better public education. Since I was in grade school, my own teachers threatened to go on strike everyday, seemingly due to shortages of color paper and chalk, but it never happened. If these issues are widespread, why does fairness to pay teachers more with better benefits seem so far from the reading rainbow? 

Read more about the terms of the strike, etc, here: It's Back to School Again Chicago Students via The Chicago Tribune


Share your thoughts in the comments below! Are you convinced that the end Chicago's Teacher's Saga is over, or is part two on the horizon?

Posted By: Melissa Henderson

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