by Ayumi Davis / News Editor
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Teachers of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) recently went on strike, starting Oct. 17. The strike came to fruition after agreements failed between the Chicago Teachers Union and CPS regarding teacher preparation time, class sizes and pay and benefits.
According to The Ithacan, 25,000 members of the Chicago Teacher Union decided to commence a walkout that resulted in classes being canceled for 300,000 students, teachers and staff. Much of these teachers, students and staff, as well as parents and supporters marched hand in hand with signs, chants and flyers.
The strike ended after 11 days on Oct. 31 once a tentative agreement was reached between the Chicago Teachers Union and CPS. The Chicago Tribune explains that the agreement details plans that would help to reduce class sizes, employ nurses and social workers within every school, and touches on other issues about special education, immigration, medical and mental health within the school, among other things.