Teachers strike taught Chicago's new mayor tough lessons: analysts

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made strategic errors in the first major fight of her tenure, an 11-day teachers’ strike, but may have learned lessons that will prove useful as she confronts immense city budget challenges, political observers said. Lightfoot, 57, was elected in convincing fashion to become Chicago’s first black woman mayor in April, when she vaulted to victory on promises to dismantle the city’s corrupt political machine and reform the city’s school district.

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