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Chicago Teachers Union predicting hundreds of layoffs

The Chicago Teachers Union is predicting that the school district’s money problems will mean hundreds of layoffs. ctu

The union’s vice president says up to 350 teachers could lose their jobs just from the upcoming school closings.

But more job cuts could come after state lawmakers failed to extend the CPS’ break on pensions.

School officials say they don’t know how many teachers will be let go until principals finalize their budgets.

They say classroom sizes will not go up, if layoffs happen.

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