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Volume 85, Issue 6

Features

PSRP Corner: On the front lines in our school communities

The Internet and the news are awash with stories of how young people are dealing with the stress and anxiety of the pandemic. Educators are reporting more discipline problems, students acting out and even engaging in self harm. And the PSRPs in our school are on the frontlines dealing with these crises.

A world in crisis: teaching about Ukraine

Jackson Potter recently asked students in his Global Politics classes to respond to a new Freedom House study that found just one in five people now live in countries designated as “free.” The context of the students’ responses were firmly embedded in their concerns around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which is unfolding before their eyes on television and social media.

President’s Message: Protecting our democracy

CTU democracy is raucous and sometimes messy, writes CTU President Jesse Sharkey. It is one of the most democratic institutions in the city — maybe even the country. That’s why the union cannot tolerate the kind of outside interference in our internal elections we are seeing today and why it’s gone to court to stop it. 

The last two years have been tough…

CTU Organizer Tennille Evans opened the 2022 spring school leaders and delegates conference with a statement we can all agree on: “The last two years have been tough.” That’s why this year’s conference centered on rebuilding, regrouping and reenergizing members after two years of pandemic schooling that wore us and our students down. 

PSRP Corner: On the front lines in our school communities

The Internet and the news are awash with stories of how young people are dealing with the stress and anxiety of the pandemic. Educators are reporting more discipline problems, students acting out and even engaging in self harm. And the PSRPs in our school are on the frontlines dealing with these crises.

A world in crisis: teaching about Ukraine

Jackson Potter recently asked students in his Global Politics classes to respond to a new Freedom House study that found just one in five people now live in countries designated as “free.” The context of the students’ responses were firmly embedded in their concerns around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which is unfolding before their eyes on television and social media.

President’s Message: Protecting our democracy

CTU democracy is raucous and sometimes messy, writes CTU President Jesse Sharkey. It is one of the most democratic institutions in the city — maybe even the country. That’s why the union cannot tolerate the kind of outside interference in our internal elections we are seeing today and why it’s gone to court to stop it. 

The last two years have been tough…

CTU Organizer Tennille Evans opened the 2022 spring school leaders and delegates conference with a statement we can all agree on: “The last two years have been tough.” That’s why this year’s conference centered on rebuilding, regrouping and reenergizing members after two years of pandemic schooling that wore us and our students down. 

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PSRP Corner: On the front lines in our school communities

The Internet and the news are awash with stories of how young people are dealing with the stress and anxiety of the pandemic. Educators are reporting more discipline problems, students acting out and even engaging in self harm. And the PSRPs in our school are on the frontlines dealing with these crises.

A world in crisis: teaching about Ukraine

Jackson Potter recently asked students in his Global Politics classes to respond to a new Freedom House study that found just one in five people now live in countries designated as “free.” The context of the students’ responses were firmly embedded in their concerns around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which is unfolding before their eyes on television and social media.

President’s Message: Protecting our democracy

CTU democracy is raucous and sometimes messy, writes CTU President Jesse Sharkey. It is one of the most democratic institutions in the city — maybe even the country. That’s why the union cannot tolerate the kind of outside interference in our internal elections we are seeing today and why it’s gone to court to stop it. 

The last two years have been tough…

CTU Organizer Tennille Evans opened the 2022 spring school leaders and delegates conference with a statement we can all agree on: “The last two years have been tough.” That’s why this year’s conference centered on rebuilding, regrouping and reenergizing members after two years of pandemic schooling that wore us and our students down.