Officials, parents worry Chicago schools deal won't stick

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CHICAGO - Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district pulled back from a threatened strike after a tentative last-minute contract agreement that Chicago officials acknowledged Tuesday may amount to a temporary fix and parents worried would fall apart.

"It wasn't easy, as you all know," Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said after Monday's late-night agreement, which now goes to the union's House of Delegates and all 28,000 members for a final vote. Vice-President Jesse Sharkey said Tuesday that he's "confident that it'll pass" because it has wins for students and for school workers.

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