Teaching is hard, especially in the first few years. New teachers need guidance and support — not many can make it through on their own. It takes a village to raise a good teacher and the We Care early educator mentoring program is that village.
This resolution was brought from the floor and adopted by the CTU House of Delegates at its May 4, 2022, meeting.
This resolution was adopted by the CTU House of Delegates at its May 4, 2022 meeting.
This resolution was adopted at the May 4, 2022 House of Delegates meeting.
Our technology coordinators are under attack, when our students and schools need them now more than ever. Tell CEO Martinez and Board President del Valle to protect our tech cos and ensure that every school has a technology coordinator.
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.
This resolution calling for a campaign in defense of Technology Coordinators was adopted by the April 6, 2022 House of Delegates meeting.
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.
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 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.
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.