Volume 85, Issue 6

Features

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. 

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.

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. 

Delegates Not Present March 9, 2022 House of Delegates Meeting

Network 1A All Present Network 1B All Present Network 1C Wehbeh, Jenine Network 2A Rowley, Carol Vander Pluym, Luke Network 2B Park, Kimberly Network 3A Moreno, Claudia Network 3B Pittman, Sylvelia Poole, Alethea Network 4A Fearn, Blake Nieves, Edith Network 4B...

In Memoriam

Lists of deceased members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are provided to the Chicago Union Teacher by the office of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) and are printed as received. If you notice an error or omission, please first contact the CTPF at 312.641.4464 or via email at memberservices@ctpf.org to report the information. Please contact the CTU Membership Dept. as well by phoning 312.329.9100. Both the CTPF and CTU disburse survivor benefits to deceased members’ designated beneficiaries.

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. 

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.

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. 

Delegates Not Present March 9, 2022 House of Delegates Meeting

Network 1A All Present Network 1B All Present Network 1C Wehbeh, Jenine Network 2A Rowley, Carol Vander Pluym, Luke Network 2B Park, Kimberly Network 3A Moreno, Claudia Network 3B Pittman, Sylvelia Poole, Alethea Network 4A Fearn, Blake Nieves, Edith Network 4B...

In Memoriam

Lists of deceased members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are provided to the Chicago Union Teacher by the office of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) and are printed as received. If you notice an error or omission, please first contact the CTPF at 312.641.4464 or via email at memberservices@ctpf.org to report the information. Please contact the CTU Membership Dept. as well by phoning 312.329.9100. Both the CTPF and CTU disburse survivor benefits to deceased members’ designated beneficiaries.

Departments

President’s Message: Protecting our democracy

PSRP Corner: On the front lines in our school communities

A world in crisis: teaching about Ukraine

The last two years have been tough…

Delegates Not Present March 9, 2022 House of Delegates Meeting

In Memoriam

In Brief

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. 

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.

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. 

Delegates Not Present March 9, 2022 House of Delegates Meeting

Network 1A All Present Network 1B All Present Network 1C Wehbeh, Jenine Network 2A Rowley, Carol Vander Pluym, Luke Network 2B Park, Kimberly Network 3A Moreno, Claudia Network 3B Pittman, Sylvelia Poole, Alethea Network 4A Fearn, Blake Nieves, Edith Network 4B...

In Memoriam

Lists of deceased members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are provided to the Chicago Union Teacher by the office of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) and are printed as received. If you notice an error or omission, please first contact the CTPF at 312.641.4464 or via email at memberservices@ctpf.org to report the information. Please contact the CTU Membership Dept. as well by phoning 312.329.9100. Both the CTPF and CTU disburse survivor benefits to deceased members’ designated beneficiaries.