CHICAGO (CBS)– Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was in Chicago Tuesday, supporting the striking Chicago Public Schools teachers.
Just before 10 a.m., Warren met with teachers at Oscar DePriest Elementary School, at 139 S. Parkside Ave. in the South Austin neighborhood.
“I’m here to stand for America’s public schools! I believe it!” Warren said. “I’m here to stand with Chicago teachers. I’m here to stand with Chicago nurses. I’m here to stand with Chicago’s librarians. I’m here to stand with Chicago’s bus drivers. I’m here to stand with the low-wage workers in the Chicago schools.”
Warren said the entire nation should support the striking teachers.
“I’m here because the eyes of this nation are upon you. They have turned to Chicago for you to lead the way. For you to show how the power of standing together is the power of making real change in this country,” Warren said.
Warren was also joined by Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers.
She joined on teachers on the fourth day of canceled classes for Chicago Public Schools students, after the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike last Thursday.