The teachers strike in Chicago will head into its third day on Wednesday — leaving more than 350,000 children without a classroom, after talks between the union and the country's third largest school district failed to result in a deal on Tuesday night. Karen Lewis, president of Chicago's teacher's union, called the progress "glacial." "We have been working hard on evaluations all day. There has not been as much movement as we would hope," she added. "There’s been — let's put it this way, centimeters, and we're still kilometers apart." Among the sticking points: Pay raises for teachers, a longer school day and year, and judging teachers based on student performance on standardized tests.
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