More than 350,000 students in Chicago have no classroom to go to on Friday, as teachers continue to strike. However, the teachers union and school board reported progress, and said they hope students will be back to class on Monday. Negotiations lasted more than 15 hours on Thursday, ending around 1 a.m. on Friday. Teachers union president Karen Lewis called the talks "productive," but would not go into more detail. The city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, is pushing for a longer school day and year, and wants to judge teachers based on student performance on standardized tests.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why the West should let Russia have eastern Ukraine
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Why you should stop believing in evolution
- The essential techniques that every home cook should know
- The amazing resurrection of Mitt Romney
- The dangers of our passionless American life
- The real reason conservatives should be outraged that police killed a white youth
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- 4 strategies for organizing your money, based on your personality
- How America's broken immigration system is failing the military
Subscribe to the Week