Chicago teachers suspend strike
School district’s 350,000 students to return to classes today
Posted: September 19, 2012 at 5:57 a.m.
The Chicago Teachers Union agreed Tuesday to end its strike in the nation’s third-largest school system, allowing 350,000 children to return to classes today and bringing to a close, at least for now, a tense standoff over issues such as teacher evaluations and job security that had upended the city for more than a week. In a private meeting Tuesday afternoon, 800 union delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend the strike after classes had been halted for seven school days, which left parents at loose ends and City Hall taking legal action.
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