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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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6 days ago
Our @SPFE28 sisters and brothers are fighting for full-time nurse, social worker, counselor and behavior intervention specialist in every school. It can be done and we stand in solidarity as they bargain for the common good. #solidarity #faircontractnow https://t.co/0LexIFFYGZ
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Chicago Teachers Union60 minutes ago
Discussing the past, present and future of Black educators in CPS—and nationwide—tomorrow night at CTU HQ. Join us.
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Chicago Teachers Union10 hours ago
Latest fiasco in CPS over testing has the district placing blame on teachers and students instead of the system that is failing them both. Meanwhile, there are hardly any schools on the South and West sides with a librarian.
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Chicago Teachers Union16 hours ago
Public charter schools, long protected as a bipartisan way to expand school choice, are suddenly in a political battle as both parties shift to other priorities.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
North-Grand H.S. science teacher Mindy Chappell embodies the work of Black sheroes that came before her, including Katherine Johnson. "I am Katherine Johnson’s confident humility in letting the world know that, 'I don’t have a feeling of inferiority. Never had. I’m as good as anybody, but no better.'"
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
Sick students need a special type of support, but not all teachers are trained in providing that support. That is why our nurses, social workers, counselors and special education hospital teachers like Victoria McClure are so valuable. Let teachers teach, and staff our schools properly to students get all the help they need.
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
Solidarity with UAW workers at Oberlin College as they face mass layoffs from an administration that is placing more emphasis on dollars than the employees who have called the school home for decades.
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Main Hashtags

  • #FairContractNow
  • #PutItInWriting
  • #StandWithCTU
  • #RedForEd

Specific Hashtags

Use these hashtags with posts that fit them. For example, #ClassSizeMatters with a photo post of your overcrowded room.

  • #SolidarityFriday
  • #PrepTime
  • #TeachersPrepare
  • #ClassSizeMatters
  • #FairPay
  • #StaffOurSchools
  • #WomensWorkEqualPay
  • #SanctuarySchools

More from the Contract Campaign

Contract Campaign Central
Tentative Agreement Vote Resources
Meetings on the TA
Latest Bargaining Update
Answers About Strike Loans, etc.
Solidarity from Allies
Social Media / CTU Speaks! Podcast

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