Oct 24, 2019

Chicago teacher strike to continue as district, union fail to reach deal

A photo of strikers.

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Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union failed to reach an agreement Thursday after a week-long strike, leaving classes canceled again Friday in the nation's 3rd largest school district, per the AP.

The big picture: Nearly 25,000 members of the union went on strike Oct. 17 over issues including class sizes and school staffing. Both sides say they've made progress, but have not yet reached a resolution.

  • Classes were cancelled for more than 300,000 students in the Chicago area, possibly rendering a slew of student athletes ineligible to compete in upcoming state competitions.

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