How is 15-20% considered a raise if they are being asked to work 30% longer....90 minutes a day more and 10 more school day!!! The article is very ignorant and does not present all of the facts. King Rahm is ridiculous. If the City of Chicago can't afford to pay the teachers to work more time then don't add more time. Leave the calendar as is. It's as simple as that. The reason the U.S. in general is going down hill is because we don't respect our teachers. We view everything as a commodity with an assigned value to it.