Chicago braces for first teacher strike
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Daily News has learned that the city of Chicago is preparing to undergo what is being dubbed the largest teacher walk-out in the city’s history.
The walk-out which is predicted to happen on Monday, would affect some 400,000 students which the administration widely fears. Daily News is told that city officials have already begun preparations to set-up ‘Safe areas’ where students can flock to for a few snacks, work on school-work, and converse with their peers.
Calls to the school district went unanswered directly, however some students told Daily News that they’re ‘not looking forward to a strike. This likely means a longer school year for us students, when we didn’t do anything wrong.’
Daily News did make an attempt to contact the Chicago Teacher’s Union, however we were turned away a phone chat with a representative for the Union.
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