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47 percent of Chicago voters support teachers strike: poll

Liz Goodwin
The Lookout

Forty-seven percent of Chicago's registered voters support the teachers strike, a new Chicago Sun-Times poll finds. The teacher walkout has shut 350,000 kids out of class this week in the nation's third-largest school district. Thirty-nine percent of voters oppose the strike, and 14 percent say they don't have an opinion.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said today that it's "lunacy" to think the strike will be over by Tuesday night, suggesting that teachers will hit the picket line for a third day on Wednesday. The union and the city continue to struggle over a new teacher evaluation system as well as other issues. The teachers strike is the first in Chicago in 25 years.

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