Articles By Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago
The final margin was 81 percent to 19 percent with 80 percent of schools reporting late Friday.
Only 146 schools received a Level 1-plus compared to 185 the year prior.
School could reopen Thursday only if bargaining suddenly accelerates toward agreement, which appears unlikely.
“We’re not close to where we need to be on the big issues,” said Deputy Mayor Sybil Madison. “We will return tomorrow and work diligently to close the divide.”
Hopes appear to dim for reaching any resolution by the end of the week.
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Union President Jesse Sharkey warned Monday that a quick settlement was now “not likely” and fewer members of its big bargaining team would attend negotiations on Tuesday.
The Chicago Teachers Strike enters its second week.
Bargaining between City Hall and the Chicago Teachers Union ended Saturday night with reports of continued progress on two key issues — class size caps and support staff — but a stall in three other critical areas.
“We have bent over backwards to meet CTU’s concerns," the mayor's office said in a statement. But the CTU called the offer "inequitable."