Chicago Teachers' Strike Day 2: Union And City Continue To Trade Barbs, As Teachers Rally Downtown AgainAs the Chicago teachers' strike enters day two and 360,000 students are still out of class, union leaders say there was some movement at the bargaining table Thursday.
Contingency Plans In Place For Students In Case Of Teachers StrikeFamilies are scrambling to make plans in case a Chicago Teachers Union Strike happens.
Crunching The Numbers On The Cost Of A Possible CTU StrikeSticking points apparently include class sizes. The CTU said 1,300 classrooms throughout the district are overcrowded. It wants to drop the official class limit from 28 to 24 students in primary schools and from 31 to 28 students in high school.
Both Sides Still Far Apart As Teachers Strike Date ApproachesTeachers want a 15% pay raise over three years. The city is offering teachers a 16% raise over five years. Teachers also want smaller class sizes, claiming some have as many as 40 students.