Sen. Dick Durbin: “Chicago’s students deserve better”

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SPRINGFIELD–Sen. Dick Durbin weighed in Monday on the Chicago teachers’ strike, telling both sides in the labor impasse to get back to the negotiating table.

In a statement issued by his office, Durbin said:

“While most kids in the country were heading off to school this morning, 400,000 students in Chicago stayed home because there is no agreement on a new contract. Instead of getting an education, these kids are being put in the middle of a fight between adults.

“I’ve reached out to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and Mayor Emanuel to urge them to get back to the negotiating table. Chicago’s students deserve better.”

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