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First-ever charter school strike in nation begins as Acero teachers walk out

Dec 04, 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times

Teachers for the Acero charter schools network began picketing Tuesday morning, marking the nation's first-ever strike by charter school educators and canceling school for thousands of students.

"Management had the power to settle a contract tonight - and instead they offered us more of the status quo," Jesse Sharkey, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, said in a press release early Tuesday. "We will be on the picket line until they come back with an offer that respects our student...