The Chicago Teachers Union voted late Tuesday to end a weeklong strike, meaning 350,000 schoolchildren will return to the classroom Wednesday. After talking with rank-and-file members, the CTU's council of 800 delegates voted to suspend the strike by an overwhelming 98 percent to 2 percent, according to CTU President Karen Lewis, suggesting that the teachers believe the contract hammered out last weekend is adequate. The contract still has to be ratified by the 26,000 CTU members, a process that could take weeks. Lewis said she expects the teachers to sign on.
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