Rahm Emanuel: Chicago Teacher Deal Is an Honest Compromise

Preserves longer school day and school year while giving up more money


Chicago's 350,000 public school students and their parents are the obvious winners now that the teachers is over.

Students will be back in the classroom with teachers who feel newly-energized and appreciated. Their parents can go to work without scrambling to make alternative arrangements or worrying about their kids' safety.

But, Chicago's first teachers strike in 25 years has also produced some not-so-obvious winners and losers that could shape the political, education and collective bargaining landscape for years to come.