This article lists seven issues surrounding the Chicago teachers' strike, which began on Monday. The strike is the first to involve teachers in a major U.S. city since 2006 and is the largest to involve public-sector employees since last year. The strike has raised issues of teachers' pay, class sizes, the length of the school day and standardized tests. Teachers also have been raised over the district's contingency plan, which includes children being supervised for a half-day.
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