Chicago Public Schools Faces More Borrowing

Elementary School Empty In Chicago
A sixth grade classroom sits empty on the final day of school at Chicago's Jean de Lafayette Elementary School in June 2013. Scott Eisen / Associated Press
Elementary School Empty In Chicago
A sixth grade classroom sits empty on the final day of school at Chicago's Jean de Lafayette Elementary School in June 2013. Scott Eisen / Associated Press

Chicago Public Schools Faces More Borrowing

The Chicago Board of Education meets Wednesday, and as is often the case they’ll be met by protesters out front. Teachers are going into a second school year without a new contract and have already voted to authorize a strike should it come to that. But the Board is expected to vote on a budget with 700 fewer teachers and $31 million more in undetermined labor savings.

WBEZ education reporter Becky Vevea previews the big issues on the table.