Not exactly a clear cut win for either Chicago Mayor Emanuel or the city's teachers — the school day's lengthened to 7 hours. Shorter by 30 minutes from what Emanuel wanted, longer than what the teachers are contracted for. Parents favor a 6.5 hour day.
Longer CPS school day plan cut by 30 minutes
By shaving 30 minutes from his controversial call for a 71/2-hour elementary school day, Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave a nod to growing opposition to his plan while fulfilling a campaign pledge to lengthen one of the shortest school days in the nation.