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Chicago Public Schools End Strike
After going on strike the Chicago Public Schools are finally back on track. Faculty members, staff and students gathered around to enter back through the public education doors. The seven-day strike took place just last week shortly after the CPS (Chicago Public Schools) opened their doors to another year. Teachers gathered around multiple schools and stood outside to strike against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Teachers just wanted to have their rights respected and recognized. The contracts of CPS teachers was the main reason for the occurrence of the strike, hence CPS teachers felt that they deserved better rates for hard work. In addition to hard work, CPS teachers have dealt with the violence amongst the Chicago streets and continued to provide a strong educational system. Chicago Public School teachers wanted the opportunity to speak against Mayor Emanuel forcing him to listen.
Students, parents, friends, and family members stood along the CPS teachers supporting their reason for calling a strike. Savings towards Chicago Public Schools would allow the students to grow in better educational environments and allow a more loving-school-friendly for all the students that attend any public school throughout the city. Parents shared relief as the doors to CPS opened for the youth to continue their education. Mayor Emanuel settled for a compromise with the teachers of CPS allowing the system to feel accomplished in taking the strike. Although the CPS schedule has been pushed back to ending in July instead of June, the city is happy to know that the children are back in their books.
Students leaving class