SCHOOL NEWS: 32,000 Chicago Teachers and Staff Walks Off Job

More than 32,000 public school teachers and support staff in Chicago are walking off the job today and onto picket lines after contract negotiations with the city came to a screeching halt.

More than 300,000 kids in the city are out of school today, leaving parents scrambling to find childcare, and there’s no telling how long schools will be closed. The Chicago Teachers Union says the sides are still very far apart on a new contract.

There is no class, but schools will remain open to serve lunch, breakfast and a take-home dinner for students. This is the first teacher strike in Chicago in seven years. (Chicago Sun Times)

Hot Takes:

  • Striking only hurts the kids.
  • The mayor has to do more to get both sides to agree.
  • It really leaves parents in a bind.