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Teachers rally as CPS board postpones budget vote

Monday, July 23, 2012
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The Chicago Public School board postponed a vote on next year's proposed budget until it reaches an agreement on a teachers contract. That vote was set for Wednesday, but will now come next month.

Teachers joined parents and community organizations for a rally Monday. Their message? Raising the state minimum wage of $8.25 an hour to more than $10 an hour for parents of CPS students would boost academic performance.

"The minimum wage issue is an educational issue. Helping parents of CPS students receive better wages for their hard work will not just translate into better report cards today but brighter futures tomorrow," said Paula Jacko, CPS teacher.

The group plans another rally Tuesday outside the Thompson Center.

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