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Teacher strife settled in Cleveland, Chicago

Classes resumed in Ohio's largest public school district Monday, ending an 11 -wek walkout by teachers who retified a new, tow-year contract, but the financial problems behind the strike are far from resolved. The 5,000- member Cleveland Teachers Union overwhelmingly approved the new contract, which provides for an immediate 10 percent pay increase and an additional 14 percent raise over the next two years.

Meanwhile, the chicago school system, the nation's third largest, has won an a vote of confidence from the Chicago Teachers Union.

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Teachers voted overwhelmingly Sunday to report to classrooms Monday and to accept the financial rescue plan reached during the weekend at a marathon meeting called by Gov. James R. Thompson in Springfield.


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