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-- coverage of breaking news from Chicago and that teacher strike this school board president has just announced that the city.
And the teachers union have agreed on a framework.
To a deal that could potentially end the strike as early as Monday.
Let's bring in -- -- she's a national political reporter for the website real clear politics dot -- it looks like dot com rather.
And it looks like they could have a deal in the works here a lot of these teachers though for the past couple -- said they felt like they were.
Very bullied by Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel this.
That's exactly right and and Karen Lewis who is leading the charge for the visit of the union.
It's still not particularly optimistic that some of what we're seeing of her comments right now.
They're there and cautiously optimistic but she is less so so.
It appears that navy.
May mayor Emmanuel got a little bit more out of this deal and -- but we don't know what the deal looks like in its entirety yet the teachers are very concerned about job security here.
And raising performance standards could mean that some teachers get fired within the next couple of years and they don't like that change is very difficult and in this arena.
And really was about job security not as much about money and -- accusation against Rahm Emanuel Arnie Duncan was the fact that they said look.
These guys -- are going right you're digging a -- policy right being praised by people like Newt Gingrich and so forth.
How does that -- because clearly Aaron that Rahm Emanuel is always linked forever more with the Obama administration.
How does this hurts.
When the unions come down -- Emanuel does this have a ripple effect for the Democratic Party nationally.
But I think right now the crisis that we're seeing in the Middle East -- really overshadowing his right now it would have been a much bigger problem had this not -- and we're not talking about foreign policy this week but yes the unions.
Need to come out for President Obama for him to turn out the vote.
And they are doing some damage to their relationship with the unions right now but it it appears that it's just getting -- play right now.
Let's play -- and there's probably a reason why the president and the education secretary really won't touch this thing with a ten foot pole.
That's right of course they -- on the side right now of Rahm Emmanuel because.
He is following in what Arnie Duncan was trying to do when he was in charge of Chicago Public Schools not as mayor of course been in charge of the public school system but yes.
The Obama administration certainly has moved rightward on education this is one of the areas in which even that -- has said that they've done a decent job in comparison to some of his other policies.
Few seconds left mean handicap at -- he would -- and 6030s.
This thing ends by Monday.
It looks good one of the things they have said is that it it if the strike is not over.
Course work will be available online for some of these students that they are trying to at least come up with an alternative option.
When the teacher says do your homework you know it's time for school on Monday.
And there yeah.
Good to see my -- -- damn good weekend wells the --
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