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Chicago Public School Teachers Out on Strike

More than 29,000 Chicago public school teachers and support staff went out on strike today after union leaders failed to reach an agreement with the nation’s third-largest school district over educational reforms sought by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Unresolved issues include the cost of health benefits, the makeup of the teacher evaluation system, the seniority system and job security. This morning, Democracy Now interviewed union leaders, teachers and parents about the strike and what it could portend.

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