Strike could be over soon for Chicago teachers
Posted: Sep 15, 2012 3:07 AM EDT | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 11:05 AM EDT
CHICAGO -- The end could be in sight for the Chicago teachers strike.
The strike entered into its fifth day with the teachers union leaders and school district officials met until the early morning on Friday trying to negotiate a deal regarding pay, benefits and teacher evaluations.
A tentative deal has been reached.
"I think people really put every thing on the table. We obviously have financial issues so we have to cost out an awful lot when items are presented to us," Barbara Byrd-Bennett, chief education officer of Chicago Public Schools.
Reverend Jesse Jackson was also in Chicago to offer his assistance in the talks.
It is the city's first teachers strike in 25 years.