I was happy to see the teachers in Chicago are back to work, I am sure the kids are learning from the brightest and best money can buy. I think they were mainly upset about only being offered a 16% pay raise on top of being evaluated on their job.
That's just unreasonable, expecting someone to have to undergo a job evaluation. The only jobs which people have to be evaluated on are professional career fields and they clearly are not professional. lets be real you don't have job reviews for the pizza delivery or any other jobs below dog catcher so why should the Chicago teachers be subjected to it.
BTW, A local teacher union rep in our area commented on the strike and said they don't have to strike because all they want is a good wage and health care.....I guess they don't care about teaching kids too much.