Chicago teachers about to consider newest contract

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

It looks like a decision on whether to end the Chicago teachers' strike won't come right away.

Hundreds of delegates with the Chicago Teachers Union trickled into a meeting Sunday where they're expected to consider a proposed contract with the nation's third largest school district.

It's a closed-door meeting, but a union representative told reporters waiting outside that it'll be "a long process."

A union spokeswoman hasn't returned calls seeking comment.

Teachers have been on strike for a week. They could vote to end it if they like the latest offer. They could also delay a vote or reject it, meaning that some 350,000 students would still be out of school. About 25,000 teachers have been picketing since Monday.

The top issues include teacher evaluations that factor in student progress.

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