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The Chicago Teachers Strike Is Over. What Did Teachers Gain?

Chicago teachers and students returned to school Friday after an 11-day teacher strike. Teachers walked out less over money than over the quality of Chicago Public Schools. So what did their strike gain? Listen to the story above.

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