Sept. 19, 2012
Leslie Sabbs-Kizer, right, walks her children Nkai Melton, 8, Akaira Melton, 7, and Khaymya Smith, 3, to Bond Elementary School in Chicago for the first day of classes. As students returned to the classroom Wednesday following a seven-day teachers strike, both sides found reasons to celebrate victory. Mayor Rahm Emanuel secured an extension of Chicago’s school day and empowered principals to hire the teachers they want. Teachers were able to soften a new evaluation process and win some job protections.
M. Spencer Green