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Why The Winner Of The Chicago Teachers Strike May Not Be The Union Or The Mayor

Sixth grade Chicago public school student Natalia Segal joins the picket line outside of Marshall High School on September 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. More than 26,000 teachers and support staff walked off of their jobs on Monday after the Chicago Teachers Union failed to reach an agreement with the city on compensation, benefits and job security. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.

Chicago students could be back in class Friday after union leaders and school board officials indicated they had made progress during negotiations on Wednesday. Details of the talks suggest both sides will concede some points, reports The Chicago Tribune: Under the proposal, teacher raises would be structured differently, as requested by the union; evaluations of tenured […]

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