Teachers, parents protest outside CPS board mtg.

June 27, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Parents and teachers rallied outside school board headquarters. The teachers are battling the mayor's attempt to lengthen the school day starting this fall, and they are fighting for a pay increase to reflect the increased time that will be spent at work.

Earlier this month, teachers voted overwhelmingly to give authorization for a strike if contract talks don't produce an agreement.

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