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TODAY   |  September 17, 2012

Rahm Emanuel: ‘Students being used as pawns’

As the Chicago teachers strike enters its second week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to get students back into schools by heading to court. City lawyers are seeking an injunction to force teachers back into the classroom as soon as possible.

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>>> the chicago teachers strike enters its second week. rehema ellis is in chicago with new developments with us. raheema, good morning.

>> reporter: chicago mayor rahm emanuel plans to bring the strike to an end by going to court. city lawyers will be seeking an injunction to force the teachers back into the classroom. the mayor says this is a strike of choice and students are being used as pawns. teachers met sunday and failed to vote on a tentative agreement. issues still remain over job security . there will be no negotiations today because of a jewish holiday so the earliest school can resume is wednesday unless, of course, the court does give the city that injunction and forces the teachers back to school sooner. tamron.

>> all right, raheema, thank you.