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Negation now to President Obama has adopted hometown which has a lot more young people on the streets this afternoon.
Correspondent Steve Brown tells us about the first teachers strike in Chicago in a quarter century.
46000 strong teachers and support stamp on strike force in the nation's largest school district are closed stores -- 400000 school kids are not in class.
Warehouse instead and recreation centers and churches as some school cafeterias remain open a half day to serve breakfast and launch.
This is in my view they strike and of choice.
And it's the wrong choice for our children.
It's not necessary.
Chicago teachers already the highest paid of any major city averaging 76000.
A year -- already 16% pay -- over four years -- other obstacles remain including a new teacher evaluation system the union and its supporters.
Do not life.
Do you need to come out what -- pat -- what we just thinking you.
We got to continue to keep out -- about a -- did you come out with a bad at Bryant at Getty teach him what they've right let me that the Arab.
There's been tension between the mayor and city teachers for some time they fulfilled Emanuel campaign promise to added power to the school day is pop.
Popular with parents could teachers say it was done without their input which undermined their trust it was like a slap in the face I think -- really help.
Well she energized I think.
And galvanize teaches -- more united.
Both sides of this labor dispute our allies of President Obama the president endorsed his former chief of staff in his mayoral bid.
And has -- endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers which includes Chicago teachers today the White House had no specific reaction from the president.
But called for quick resolution his principal concern is for the students and families.
Who are affected by the situation.
And we hope that both sides are able to come together to settle this quickly.
And in the best interest of Chicago's students Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney did weigh in on the strike in a statement saying quote I am disappointed by the decision of the Chicago Teachers Union to turn its back on not only a city negotiating in good faith.
But also hundreds of thousands of children.
Which is essentially what mayor Emanuel position -- -- on the by the way mirror -- who wanted to make sure reporters knew that he didn't get what it's about what national figures.
What was going on in -- sitting.
More on this with the panel Steve Brown in Chicago thank you the mayor of.
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