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PSRP Corner: Defending our Tech Cos

Technology Coordinators — tech cos — have always provided essential services to our school communities, but during the pandemic their roles were even more essential. But CPS is considering outsourcing these vital positions, prompting our union to fight back.

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School budgets must support the right to recovery

CPS is proposing more than 200 schools receive budget cuts for the 2022 school year of more than $42 million, at a time when the district is sitting on billions in federal stimulus money. That’s just half a percentage point of the annual operating budget, or just 1.5 percent of the total $2.6 billion plus in federal COVID relief CPS has received since 2020. 

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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.

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Apply for the 2022 Summer Organizing Institute today!

Applications are being accepted for the CTU’s Summer Organizing Institute. Take a leading role in the campaign to promote our members’ rights and fight for educational justice! This year’s institute will provide training in organizing skills, leadership and union and community education issues. 

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