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Presidential hopeful Warren rallies with Chicago teachers as strike enters fourth day

Added 10-22-19 01:10:03pm EST - “Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, rallied with striking Chica...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Presidential hopeful Warren rallies with Chicago teachers as strike enters fourth day”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Reuters) - Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, rallied with striking Chicago teachers on Tuesday, expressing support for the union’s demands as the country’s third-largest school system entered a fourth day of canceled classes.

Warren, a Massachusetts senator and former teacher, joined a crowd of hundreds of teachers and parents outside an elementary school to back the Chicago teachers’ demands for more resources, and promised to boost funding for U.S. public schools if elected president in 2020.

“I’m here to stand with every one of the people who stand for our children every day,” Warren said to thunderous applause and cheers.

The teacher’s union called the work stoppage last week after contract negotiations failed to produce a deal on pay, overcrowding in schools and a lack of support staff such as nurses and social workers.

Warren, a leading progressive voice for the Democrats, is one of the top contenders aiming to secure her party’s presidential nomination and face off in next year’s U.S. election against President Donald Trump.

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