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Tens of thousands of Chicago teachers and support staff went on strike Monday for the first time since 1987. The strike comes after school district officials and the Chicago Teachers Union did not reach an agreement over teachers’ contracts.
Sept. 11, 2012Carmen Brownlee, left, and, Latonya Williams, parents of Chicago public school students, walk a picket line outside Shoop Elementary School in support of striking teachers. Tuesday was the second day of a strike in the nation's third-largest school district as negotiations by the two sides failed to reach an agreement in a bitter contract dispute over evaluations and job security.M. Spencer Green/AP