The surprise ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman came Thursday after more than one month of failed settlement talks between the NFL and its players' union. Many legal experts believed the judge was merely pressuring the sides to settle when he criticized the NFL's handling of the case at two hearings in August.
Kids across the area are getting ready to go back to school over the next few days, if they haven't already. The return to the classroom of course brings many of the hotly debated issues in state education back to the forefront. Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association Tim Kremer sits down to talk through those issues.