Exactly one week after the first crop of Chicago Public School students started classes, members and supporters of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) took to the streets with picket signs.
The union has been embroiled in a months-long standoff with the school district and the city over stalled contract negotiations, and a longer school day they say was implemented without necessary input from teachers.
CTU President Karen Lewis has been threatening the school board with a strike.
"At this point we need to understand where people are emotionally and where they are in terms of how they feel about the situation at hand, and what they know,"