Report: Chicago Teachers Strike Nears End
The Chicago Teachers Union and CPS have come to a tentative contract agreement that would allow children to return to school on Monday.
After a week of picketing and intense negotiations, the Chicago teachers strike appears to be nearing an end.
School board president David Vitale told reporters that the "heavy lifting" was over, according to the Huffington Post.
The Chicago Tribune reports that a tentative deal has been reached and union delegates will review the proposal this afternoon and will vote on Sunday.
The strike brought parents and teachers out across Beverly, Mt. Greenwood and Morgan Park. Large class sizes, building conditions, learning resources and a focus on standardized testing were all issues of contention for many local parents and educators.
Update 4 p.m.
In a news conference Friday afternoon union president Karen Lewis said that the delegates will meet on Sunday to decide whether or not to suspend the strike, however a final vote on the contract will not be held at that time.