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To Help Avert Teachers Strike, Alderman Agreed To Forego New School Named For Obama

Alderman Walter Burnett, 27th, is agreeing to forgo a new selective enrollment high school in his near north side ward. 

Burnett said he agreed to use money from a special taxing district in his ward to help avert a teachers strike. 

He had planned to use that money to build a new selective enrollment high school, which was once going to be named after President Barack Obama.

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