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Teachers union leader: "Don't expect quick decision"

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:44:09 CDT
By: AP

The president of the Chicago Teachers Union says don't expect a quick decision when union delegates gather Tuesday to decide whether to end a seven-day strike. Karen Lewis tells Chicago public radio station WBEZ that teachers still have a lot of questions and she expects a healthy debate at the meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. Lewis says it's going to take a while for some delegates to feel comfortable with the provisions of a proposed contract settlement. But she says the teachers who felt adamant about not ending the strike until they see the details now have them. The teachers walked out last week over issues including how they are evaluated and job security. More than 350,000 students have been out of class

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