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** FILE ** A handful of teachers picket Sept. 17, 2012, outside Shoop Elementary School in Chicago, as a strike by Chicago Teachers Union members headed into its second week. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A handful of teachers picket Sept. 17, 2012, outside Shoop Elementary School in Chicago, as a strike by Chicago Teachers Union members headed into its second week. (Associated Press)

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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union distribute strike signage at the union’s strike headquarters on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Chicago. The union vowed to strike on Monday if there was still no agreement over teachers’ contracts with Chicago Public Schools by then. The uncertainty of whether there would be classes has left parents fuming. (Associated Press)

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Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, smiles Sept. 18, 2012, as she talks with reporters in Chicago after the union's House of Delegates voted to suspend a seven-day strike. (Associated Press)

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Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, smiles Sept. 18, 2012, as she talks with reporters in Chicago after the union's House of Delegates voted to suspend a seven-day strike. (Associated Press)

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Teachers picket outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, as a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continues into its second week. CTU members in the nation's third-largest city will pore over the details of a contract settlement Tuesday as the clock ticks down to an afternoon meeting in which they are expected to vote on ending a seven-day strike that has kept 350,000 students out of class. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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Teachers picket outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, as a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continues into its second week. CTU members in the nation's third-largest city will pore over the details of a contract settlement Tuesday as the clock ticks down to an afternoon meeting in which they are expected to vote on ending a seven-day strike that has kept 350,000 students out of class. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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A handful of teachers picket Sept. 17, 2012, outside Shoop Elementary School in Chicago, as a strike by Chicago Teachers Union members headed into its second week. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A handful of teachers picket Sept. 17, 2012, outside Shoop Elementary School in Chicago, as a strike by Chicago Teachers Union members headed into its second week. (Associated Press)

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (left) listens to union Vice President Jesse Sharkey at a press conference following a meeting of union delegates on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (left) listens to union Vice President Jesse Sharkey at a press conference following a meeting of union delegates on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (right) tells reporters at a news conference outside the union's headquarters that the city's 25,000 public school teachers will walk the picket line Monday morning after final-day talks with the Chicago Board of Education failed to reach an agreement over teachers' contracts on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union distribute strike signage at the union’s strike headquarters on Saturday in Chicago. The union vowed to strike on Monday if there was still no agreement over teachers’ contracts with Chicago Public Schools by then. The uncertainty of whether there would be classes has left parents fuming. (Associated Press)

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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union distribute strike signage at the union’s strike headquarters on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Chicago. The union vowed to strike on Monday if there was still no agreement over teachers’ contracts with Chicago Public Schools by then. The uncertainty of whether there would be classes has left parents fuming. (Associated Press)