- The Chicago teachers strike could potentially hurt student athletes whose hopes for getting into college are tied to their athletic performance.
- A waiver to allow sports activity despite a strike was requested by the district from the Illinois High School Association late last month, but denied last week.
- Football players like Deandre Welch, who says schools are requesting film of his senior games, could be hurt the most, as high schools are required to play nine games to be considered for playoffs.
From the article:
CHICAGO (AP) — Deandre Welch understands how a teachers strike might cause him to miss a few high school football practices and even a scheduled game. But the senior wide receiver certainly didn't think the walkout would threaten his plans to pay for college. ...