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September 10, 2012 3:14 pm

Emanuel Urges Swift Resolution to Chicago Teachers’ Strike

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Rahm Emanuel. Photo: wiki commons.

Sacramento Bee/AP – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging negotiators to come up with a new contract for the city’s teachers quickly for the sake of the children.

During a news conference Monday, Emanuel defended the Chicago Public Schools’ contract offer to teachers. He says negotiators were close to agreement, but the Chicago Teachers Union chose to go on strike despite that. He called the strike “totally avoidable.”

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