by Dillon Mack
On Wednesday, the 625 schools closed due to the Chicago Teacher’s Union strike re-opened after the union voted to suspend the strike. After missing seven days due to the protest, teachers reached a tentative agreement with the Mayor about the changes in their contracts. The deal reached will change the way in which teachers are evaluated, as well as give teachers a 10% pay increase over a four year period. A stipulation was also in the contract that would give teachers who were laid off first-round picks at job openings anywhere in the district.
The parents and volunteers who have been picking up the slack for the past week and a half are taking a sigh of relief as their kids are returning to school.
For a more in depth view, read CPS teacher’s strike draws to a close.