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Volume 81, Issue 6

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In This Issue

  1. Giving trans students the support they need2
  2. Black Lives Matter at Schools Week recap2
  3. The people,united | President’s Message3
  4. More science in the classroom | Letters4
  5. Grievance gratitude! | Letters4
  6. Solidarity with Puerto Rico | Letters4
  7. Here’s what Trump’s words actually mean to my students5
  8. If the saying “words hit harder than a fist” is true, then the president is doing a lot more damage with his mouth than his tiny hands ever could.

  9. CTU stands tall against Janus5
  10. With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to hear arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 case, the Chicago Teachers Union joined union workers from across the state for the Feb. 24 Working People’s Day of Action.

  11. SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Learn more, take a stand and help create a safer workplace for all6
  12. Enormously popular hashtags #MeToo and #TimesUp reflect the determination of women and other victims of assault and harassment to say, “We’ve had enough…more than enough. This has to stop.”

  13. Strong schools have strong Local School Councils6
  14. In union, there is strength7
  15. Some news and notes related to enforcement of our contract with the Board of Education

  16. Janus: The latest weapon in assault on unions8
  17. After a string of state-level attacks on unions across the country, a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the coming months is likely to bring the most significant nationwide rollback of workers’ rights in years.

  18. Building union power at Chicago Academy High School9
  19. Janus case attacks a union’s right to represent all workers9
  20. U.S. Supreme Court may force public sector unions to work harder.

  21. The data game10
  22. A Feb. 12 forum on school evaluation reaffirms that working with data that has nothing to do with reality is not a healthy way to evaluate a school.

  23. CTU contract opens door to less testing11
  24. Led by Chicago parents, activists and our union, the push is on around the nation to reduce standardized testing.

  25. Chicago is segregated twice over, but it’s fixable12
  26. A new report from the Poverty & Race Research Action Council highlights the ways in which our school district and community segregation reinforce each other.

  27. Students can’t afford to lose net neutrality12
  28. Internet providers now have the ability to limit access to certain websites, creating restrictions for progressive movements and low-income communities.

  29. Segregation at Amazon13
  30. The bidding frenzy of public tax dollars for Amazon headquarters jobs has drawn significant attention to the spectacle of economic winners and losers across America’s cities.

  31. Election to fill vacancies on the CTU Executive Board14
  32. In memoriam14
  33. Whitney Young teacher publishes middle grade novel15
  34. Congratulations to the Quest Center’s Advanced Manufacturing instructors!15
  35. Quest Center Professional Learning16