Chicago Strike Ends, School Back in Session

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Teachers and students in Chicago public schools are headed back to class Wednesday.

The news comes after the Chicago Teachers Union president announced Tuesday that delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend a seven-day teacher's strike.

"We said that we couldn't solve all the problems of the world with one contract, and it was time to end the strike," Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said.

"I am elated. I couldn't be happier," Erica Weiss, whose 6-year-old daughter is returning to class today, told Fox News.

"I have no one else to watch her. ... I can't even imagine the people who could have possibly even lost their jobs over having to stay home with their kids because they have no alternate care," she said. "It just put everyone in a pickle."

Teachers walked out last week over job evaluations and job security.

Chicago Mayor Raham Emanuel had sought a court order to end the strike but was unable to get a hearing. He called the tentative agreement "an honest compromise."

The contract offer still needs to be approved by the members of the teacher's union.

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