Chicago braces for teacher strike

The Chicago Public Schools District has cancelled classes Thursday for its roughly 300,000 students as teachers there plan to strike.

The City’s Mayor says the Union’s demands would cost Chicago $2.5 billion that it doesn’t have.

Despite cancelled classes, schools will still open so kids have someplace to go and a meal to eat.

In addition to better pay, teachers are asking for more social workers, librarians, counselors, nurses, and help for homeless students, the Chicago Tribune reports.