CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Thousands of Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop and in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. More than 26,000 teachers and support staff hit the picket lines this morning after the Chicago Teachers Union failed to reach an agreement with the city on compensation, benefits and job security. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest i
CHICAGO (AP) -- The head of the Chicago School Board president says the teacher strike will enter a second day after negotiators failed to reach an agreement Monday.
David Vitale says the board and the union never even got around to talking about teacher evaluations and recall rights, two of the biggest issues for teachers.
More than 26,000 teachers and support staff walked off the job Monday for the first time in a quarter century. That forced parents to scramble to find a place to send about 350,000 idle children.
The strike has created an unwelcome political distraction for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Thousands of striking teachers left picket lines Monday afternoon to flood the Loop to rally for a new contract.