From what I understand Chicago isn't exactly well known for its "School of the Year" awards. Granted that may not be completely all the teachers fault. Afterall there are many factors in how well students do. But they certainly do have a part in it. Perhaps instead of just demanding a pay increase they could demand a system which could more accurately show how well they are doing? And then base their pay increases and perhaps decreases on that?
But when they demand for an increase in pay just because they are going to have a longer day than what they are use to it just makes people wonder why they really need that increase? Especially when they see that the education system in that area sucks. Not to mention that for the most part everyone that works at one point or another has to work longer days for some reason or another. Yet they don't get to demand an increase in pay just because of it. They just get their normal wage. So why should the teachers get an increase in pay because of it?