Chicago Teachers Protest – level 2

04-11-2019 07:00

There was a strike of teachers in Chicago that started one week ago. Teachers wanted smaller class sizes, more staff, and better money for their work.

They had discussions with schools, but it was difficult to find a solution. They did not agree on many things, and the main problem was money.

The Chicago Mayor was very unhappy about the situation. He says that the city does not have enough money for all that the teachers want. The teachers think that the city has enough money, and they say that the problem is that the city spends it on other things.

Difficult words: strike (an official way to show that somebody does not agree with something, usually by stopping to work), staff (all the people who work in a company or an institution), solution (a way of solving a problem).

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