Chicago Teachers Enter Week 2

Chicago’s first teachers strike in 25 years enters its second week Monday as Hizzoner Rahm Emanuel scrambled to the courts seeking an order to get the city’s educators back in the classrooms. The Chicago Teachers Union and city leaders seemed close to a deal Sunday, but that fell apart, and teachers opted to return to the picket lines Monday. The strike, which added an extra week to the summer vacations of about 350,000 of Chicago’s children, has left parents aggravated. “You had a whole week,” said Dequita Wade, a mother in the city. “This is beginning to be ridiculous.”