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Chicago Teachers Strike Affects 400,000 Students

Chicago Teachers Strike Affects 400,000 Students

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For the second day in a row, Chicago teachers hit the streets and make their way to City Hall demanding better wages and benefits.

There hasn’t been a teacher strike in Chicago for over 25 years, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is getting an earfull.

“We need teachers, we need books; we need the money that Rahm took,” they chanted, referencing the 4 percent wage increase that the board rescinded last year.

The strike is affecting about 400,000 students in Chicago and parents are getting worried and frustrated as they deal with finding alternative childcare.

According to reports, union members are at odds over class sizes and test-based teacher evaluations, but negotiations continue.

Read the entire story at EdWeek Blog.
Learn more about the strike at USNews at NBCNews.com.

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