Chicago public school kids (and many parents) went to bed Monday not knowing whether their teachers would strike. It took some down to the wire negotiating and a helping hand from the city’s tax-increment-financing (TIF) districts to reach a deal. But as we discuss in this week’s show, we still don’t know the full cost of the agreement, or how this contract impacts other looming issues at CPS–namely, a pension shortfall and statewide funding fix that hasn’t come through from the Illinois General Assembly.

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