Chicago students, teachers brace for Day 2 of strike

5:22 AM, Sep 11, 2012   |    comments
Chicago school teachers picket outside Wells High School on September 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo Courtesy: Getty Images)
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CHICAGO (AP) - Parents of school-age Chicago students will have to scramble for at least one more day to figure out where their children will go as teachers walk the picket line for the first time in 25 years.

The Chicago Teachers Union and district officials failed to reach a settlement the first day since teachers walked out. School board President David Vitale says he thinks an agreement can be reached Tuesday.

But Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says that won't happen unless the board submits new proposals involving performance evaluations and recall rights for laid-off teachers.

The strike has idled about 350,000 children. About 18,000 showed up for meals and activities at 144 school buildings or other community sites. The vast majority stayed home or their parents made other arrangements.

The Associated Press

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