Educators on Strike in Chicago: Demanding Changes that Extend to Broader Social Issues

In October 2019, Chicago teachers went on strike for 11 days. Unique about this strike was the attention given to social issues extending beyond school ones, such as affordable housing and homelessness under students. So next to more funding for public education, the teachers want more support staff in schools, to help students that do not have a home or have experienced trauma. Even though the teachers did not get everything they wanted regarding the demands that extended beyond school issues, they achieved more than they ever did before.

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