Chicago Teachers on Strike, But Many Schools Will Open to Serve Free Meals

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/09/10 10:15:33
City officials vowed to keep hundreds of thousands of students safe when striking teachers hit the picket lines Monday and school district and teachers union leaders resumed negotiations on a contract that appeared close to being resolved over the weekend before the union announced both sides were too far apart to prevent the district's first strike in 25 years.

School officials said they will open more than 140 schools between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. so children can eat lunch and breakfast in a district where many students receive free meals. The district asked community organizations to provide additional programs for students, and a number of churches, libraries and other groups plan to offer day camps and other activities. But it's not clear how many families will send their children to the added programs.

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  • JanHopkins 2012/09/10 15:20:26
    Weird. So schools are now restaurants or soup lines? Who feeds these kids all summer?
  • Ron the Realist 2012/09/10 13:48:49
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    This strike is a setup. Watch for Obama to swoop in to settle the issue and "rescue" the jobs, while encouraging the union goons to accept token increases.
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/09/10 10:20:45
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    That should really make a mess for working parents trying to find child care at the last minute...

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