Parents drop their children off at Benjamin E. Mays Academy one of the few schools open for a half day during the first day of a Chicago teachers strike, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. in Chicago. Thousands ... more 
Parents drop their children off at Benjamin E. Mays Academy one of the few schools open for a half day during the first day of a Chicago teachers strike, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. in Chicago. Thousands of teachers walked off the job in the nation's third-largest school district for the first time in 25 years after union leaders announced they were far from resolving a contract dispute with school district officials. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By M. Spencer Green
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 6:27 PM EDT