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Chicago teachers mull contract that could end strike
Jillian Connolly helps her daughter with math while picketing during a teachers strike in Chicago on Sept. 10.
Jillian Connolly helps her daughter with math while picketing during a teachers strike in Chicago on Sept. 10.
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hicago teachers are "poring over the details" of a proposed contract that would end a strike that has kept 350,000 students out of class since last week. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who wants to judge teachers based on students' performance on standardized tests, took the matter to court on Monday. A judge has called a hearing for Wednesday to rule on the city's request for an injunction mandating that teachers return to work, contract or no.

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