Fran Spielman interviews Janice Jackson on negotiations with CTU

Janice Jackson says the CTU is trying to use negotiations to ‘solve all of the problems’ in Chicago.

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson is interviewed by reporter Fran Spielman Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said she remains “hopelessly optimistic” a teachers strike can be avoided, but the worst could happen if the Chicago Teachers Union insists on using contract talks to “solve all of the problems in Chicago.”

Jackson told The Fran Spielman show the union’s demands would cost $2.5 billion, an amount she claimed CPS can’t afford.

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