Labor board sends Chicago school-day proposal to court

10/21/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A labor relations board in Illinois has asked for legal action to prevent Chicago school officials from requiring longer school days without negotiating with the teachers union. The extra class time is opposed by the union, who also disagree with the practice of financially rewarding teachers who cast votes for the plan. The decision won't affect schools that already have lengthened daily academic time by 90 minutes.

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