Chicago teachers protest outside 9/11 event

By: Newscenter 16 staff
By: Newscenter 16 staff

CHICAGO (AP) - Dozens of striking Chicago teachers are protesting outside a Sept. 11 memorial event where Gov. Pat Quinn is speaking.

The Chicago Democrat hasn't weighed in on the walkout, which entered its second day on Tuesday.

As he headed into the event, Quinn walked through the crowd, which sang "Amazing Grace" and held American flags. He said "Good luck."

The teachers marched over from nearby Curie Metro High School on the city's southwest side.

Several protesting teacher groups citywide have been marching as well. They included science teacher Joe Wasik, who says teacher evaluations need to be fair, which is an issue under negotiation.

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