CHICAGO (AP) -- Parents and students are
trying to make sense of the Chicago
teachers' strike. The district is keeping some schools open,
but there's no instruction and it's only for a half-day.
At Benjamin E.
Academy there's a lot of
confusion. Students usually arrive at 7:45 a.m. but the school didn't open
Monday until 8:30, so some children were left waiting outside.
Parent April Logan decided to take her
5-year-old home instead of leaving her at school where she wasn't sure who
would be watching her.
At Paul Robeson
High School, a handful of
students trickled in as about two dozen teachers picketed outside.
Seventeen-year-old Ebony Irvin says she only came to school because she didn't
have anywhere else to go. She planned to do homework from last week.