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From left, first-grader Travios Slater, fourth-grader Kiante Byrd, their grandmother Jeanette Byrd, their aunt Letitia Daniel, mother Felisha Slater, and cousin Randall Darring pose on Daniel's front porch, Friday, June 8, 2012, in Chicago. Angered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s call for a longer school day and wage and benefit concessions, 25,000 Chicago teachers began voting Wednesday, June 6, 2012, to consider authorizing their first strike in a quarter-century. Both Daniel and Slater worry for their children's safety during a strike, because they won't be able to go to school _ one of the few safe havens in their neighborhoods at a time of escalating gang violence. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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