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Chicago teachers end strike

Kai Ryssdal Sep 18, 2012

Late this afternoon Chicago time, the teacher’s union there decided to suspend the strike that’s kept 350,000 kids out of school the past seven days. 17.6 percent is the average pay raise over the next four years.

In return, the city gets tougher teacher evaluations based in part on student test scores.

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