Tentative deal struck in Chicago charter school strike

December 10, 2018

Teachers and management of Chicago’s Acero Schools reached a tentative deal, putting an end to the nation’s first-ever charter school strike. The agreement includes wage increases for paraprofessionals, caps on class size at 30 students, a shorter school year and more.

Teachers and management of Chicago’s Acero Schools reached a tentative deal Sunday, putting an end to the nation’s first-ever charter school strike.

More than 7,000 students at 15 Acero charter schools are expected to be back in class Monday morning. The historic strike at the city’s second-largest charter network canceled classes for four days, leaving families scrambling and attracting national attention.

At an event Sunday afternoon at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters, Acero’s teacher and paraprofessional bargaining team spoke in front of a room full of educators and supporters and called the agreement a win.