By Libby Ryan
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union voted Tuesday to end the strike affecting over 350,000 children in the Chicago area.
The decision to end the strike was voted through by an overwhelming majority, said two delegates at the meeting attended by 800 representatives from Chicago schools. Union president, Karen Lewis, said members voted 98 percent to 2 percent to end the strike and reopen schools.
Students in the affected districts missed 7 days of school and it remains uncertain how these days will be made up, according to the New York Times. Classes will resume Wednesday.
Key issues at the center of the strike are the ties between teacher evaluations and standardized test scores, length of the school day and teacher's job security, said the Star Tribune. The new contract to address these issues will be voted on by the members of the Chicago Teachers Union.