The Nation's First Charter School Strike Has Begun in Chicago

Education Week: In the country's first-ever charter teachers' strike, hundreds of educators in Chicago's Acero charter school network have walked out of their classrooms and onto the picket lines Tuesday morning.

The 15 schools across the charter network have canceled classes as more than 500 teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff members went on strike after a series of failed negotiations with management. The educators, who are members of the Chicago Teachers Union, are fighting for pay raises, smaller class sizes, and more funding for special education services.

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