It’s less than a week from a possible Chicago teachers strike. And as of Friday, a contract deal between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district seems elusive. Education reporter Sarah Karp shares what to expect in the coming days.
Chicago Teachers Strike 2019
Chicago teachers staged an 11-day strike in October 2019. Listen to audio highlights from WBEZ.
The striking Chicago Teachers Union says the city has enough money to meet its contract demands. The mayor says there is no more money.
Chicago teachers and students returned to school Friday after an 11-day teacher strike.
Some Chicago aldermen are breathing a sigh of relief now that Chicago teachers have reached a tentative agreement with Mayor Lori Lightfoot to end their strike. But it’s still unclear whether the rookie mayor will face any long-term political damage from the walkout. Listen to the story above.