By Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner:
It’s been over a week since the Chicago teachers strike was settled and only now are the right questions being asked about the contract. How is the district going to pay for the $1.5 billion in additional operational costs – a near 20 percent increase in payroll costs by year five? How much will property taxes go up? Why were pension costs never talked about? How can the district afford to give teachers bankable sick leave that lets them retire 1.5 years early with a full pension?
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