Chicago schoolchildren have the SHORTEST SCHOOL DAY in the country, and Chicago Teachers are the HIGHEST PAID in the country.
See the problem?
The Chicago Public School say is 5 hours, 30 minutes. Of that 5 hours 30 minutes, 30 minutes is spent for lunch, another 30 minutes for recess.
That means Chicago Public School teachers spend approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes "teaching" these kids.
Any wonder why Chicago's High School graduation rate is the lowest in the country?
And for this, the Chicago Public School Teachers want a 28%+ raise.
His Predecessor, Paul Vallas was actually driving test scores UP and graduation rates UP even with the system rigged against him, Duncan drove them right back down, driving the graduation rate below 50%.
Thank GOD I don't live in Chicago, even though I'm still stuck in the People's RepuliK of Illannoyed.