he 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.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?
- 31 TV shows to watch in 2014
- There's a number of reasons the grammar of this headline could infuriate you
- He said he was leaving. She ignored him.
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- How to be more satisfied with your life, according to science
- The Warren Buffett formula: How you can get smarter
- How to flirt, according to science
- 7 ways to quickly become a master at anything
- How any actor (even a really nice one) can play a truly evil villain like King Joffrey
Subscribe to the Week