Chicago Teachers Union holding mock strike vote

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union will see how its members feel about a strike Thursday.

A practice vote is being held in every Chicago Public School.

The union’s Facebook page says this will prepare teachers for a possible strike authorization vote.

This comes after CPS CEO Forest Claypool said drastic cuts will be made in February without a state bailout.

“There will be fewer teachers,” Claypool wrote in a ChicagoTribune op-ed.  “There will be larger class sizes. And the educational gains that our principals, teachers and students have worked so hard for will be jeopardized.”