More schools vote on longer school day

September 16, 2011 (CHICAGO)

Teachers at Colemon Elementary, on Chicago's South Side, and Burnham Elementary on the city's West Side, voted against a longer school day. That's despite the offer of a two percent raise, and up to $150,000 per school.

Meanwhile, Fiske and Howe elementaries, voted in favor of a longer day. That brings the total to nine that support the proposal.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard support a longer day and year.

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