Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel is sending a warning to Chicago teachers, saying they should expect to work longer hours when he takes over at City Hall.
Right now Chicago students have one of the shortest school days in the country.
Emanuel said that needs to change if parents, teachers and administrators expect students to be ready for the workforce when they graduate.
“I've let it be known that you can not have a city compete when you have the shortest school day and school year in the country of any major city. Having a longer day is important,” Emanuel said.
Emanuel said the average student in New York and Boston spends two to three years more in school than the average Chicago Public School student.