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20
CTU All-Member Meeting

Wednesday
August
28
Board of Education Rally

Saturday
August
31
South Side Labor Day Parade

Use Your Teacher Voice

Every voice matters—including yours. No-one can tell your story or your school’s story like you can. Send the CTU a brief (15-30 second) video about what your classroom and school needs, and what your students could achieve if those needs were met. We’re composing an anthem—and every voice lifted and singing this tune amplifies our mighty chorus.

Tell us your name, your position and your school. Tell us what you, your school and your students lack that we’re fighting for in the contract. Tell us what a difference it would make to students if they had what they need.

We recommend that you practice what you’ll say before recording the video. Have a colleague shoot the video with the phone turned sideways (landscape mode). Avoid back lighting: don’t have bright or outdoor lighting behind you. If you show yourself from the waist or shoulders up and stand with a favorite part of your classroom or work area behind you, these finer touches make for an easy, high-quality video.

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After powerful, inspiring @CTULocal1 all-member meeting, heading to CPS for 3:45P press conf/4P hearing on budget, which CUTS nurses/librarians/social workers/school funds. Those equity promises? #PutItInWriting @chicagosmayor in enforceable #FairContractNow https://t.co/U3KYSYf2gS CTULocal1 photo
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And Call 📞 Mayor Lightfoot right now at 312-744-3300.

Tell her to put her promises in writing. Schools need:
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You can be sassy and call Mayor Lightfoot now!

Call 📞 Mayor Lightfoot right now at 312-744-3300.

Tell her to put her promises in writing. Schools need:
Nurses, librarians, counselors, smaller class sizes, decent pay raise for teachers
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A school is more than just a place where students learn. It's the heart of a community.
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Solidarity!
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
Nearly three in four Americans think teachers should be paid more, the poll shows.
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
This is our school district in a nutshell:

Yvette McCaskill, from Morrill Math and Science Elementary on the Southwest Side, said her school library was shuttered and the librarian redirected to fill a special education vacancy, while McCaskill was asked to teach a class for English language learners.

1. McCaskill is not bilingual.
2. Why is a librarian teaching special ed?
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Chicago Teachers Union2 days ago
Press conference outside Lightfoot/CPS budget hearing!
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union2 days ago
After a powerful, inspiring all-member meeting, heading to CPS for 3:45P press conference and 4P hearing on proposed FY2020 budget, which CUTS nurses, librarians, social workers, and budgets for over 200 schools. Those equity promises? #PutItInWriting, @chicagosmayor in an enforceable #FairContractNow!

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The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve 2.0

This 2018 update to CTU’s 2012 report provides a counter-narrative to the corporate agenda on education and highlights the role of CTU’s campaigns, including for contracts, in fighting it.

Read the Report