"The Chicago Teachers Union leadership pushed their members to authorize a strike before giving them the opportunity to consider the independent fact finder’s compromise report due in July. That's a shame. The CTU leadership left the teachers with a choice between a strike and nothing -- that's a false choice. As a former teacher, I am disappointed that union leadership would rush their members to vote for a strike before having the complete information on the table." -- CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard
Chicago Public Schools serves 405,000 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.