Chicago teacher strike: Vote to end strike at hand

2:05 PM, Sep 18, 2012   |    comments
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CHICAGO (AP) - Delegates trickling into a meeting where the Chicago Teachers Union will consider calling off the city's first teachers strike in 25 years seem optimistic an end is in sight.

Teachers have been reading over a tentative agreement for several days that includes pay raises and a new teacher evaluation system.

The meeting is to decide whether to call off the walkout, which entered a seventh day on Tuesday. Union members will decide on the contract later.

Elementary school teacher Tanya Ellis says she hopes the strike will end because she wants to get back to class. She says the contract isn't great, but it's not awful either.

Some 350,000 students have been out of class since last week.

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