Despite reports yesterday that a deal was imminent, the Chicago Teachers Union strike has entered its fifth day with various issues unresolved. These include a new teacher evaluation system and recall policy for tenured teachers who are laid off due to school closings and turnarounds. The two sides met into the early morning hours last night and started to talk again at 9 a.m. today. Chicago Public Schools officials are hopeful a deal can be worked out before the CTU House of Delegates holds a meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. this afternoon.
Meanwhile, CTU continues strike-related actions including a demonstration planned for noon tomorrow at Union Park.