Acero Charter School seeks court order to get students back in classroom

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CHICAGO -- The strike at Acero's 15 charter schools in Chicago continued Friday.

500 teachers with the Acero Schools charter network walked off the job Tuesday in the nation’s first strike at a charter network.

On Friday, Acero filed an unfair labor practice charge seeking a court order to get students back in the classroom.

The teachers want a raise, saying they earn up to $13,000 less than their counterparts at traditional public schools.  And they want more money for special education services and smaller class sizes.

Also Friday, The Chicago Teachers Union took the charter teachers’ demands to Alderman Ed Burke.

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