For generations of Americans, it was a given that children would live longer than their parents. But there is now mounting evidence that this enduring trend has reversed itself for the countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s least-educated whites, an increasingly troubled group whose life expectancy has fallen by four years since 1990.
It was nice too see CPS students go back to school today, partly because I was tired of shooting people in red T-shirts and partly because with the help of my memory and google maps, I found a place on the west side where I could shoot students crossing the street with the Willis Tower (Sears Tower) in the background. I wanted to have the iconic building in the frame because it was the only way that I could visually convey students in Chicago. However, when I turned onto this street, I saw the blazing sun and I knew then that this location was going to result in an interesting silhouette.
The Chicago Teachers Union agreed on Tuesday to end its strike in the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s third-largest school system, allowing 350,000 children to return to classes on Wednesday after seven days with no school.
Chicago Teachers Union delegates decided on Sunday to extend their weeklong strike until at least Wednesday to give them time to consult with rank-and-file members before voting to suspend the walkout.