The Chicago Public School district is laying off about 1,100 teachers and staff this year, but this is a normal occurrence, a spokesperson says. “It’s more of a rearranging than major cutbacks. These teachers aren’t being fired for cause. About 50 percent of who lose their jobs do reapply elsewhere in the district and are often rehired.”

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