Chicago’s Grassroots Education Movement alliance and CTU are mounting a campaign to pass HB 2267 — for an elected, representative school board — when lawmakers return to the Capitol after for a “lame duck” session, the closing days of the current general assembly before new legislators are seated. But the success of that campaign will depend on members contacting their state senators and insisting the bill get consideration first thing in the new year.
Voices of the Rank-and-File: Five reasons why I had a sobbing meltdown within 24 hours of school closing down, and five things that are making it better
It wasn’t my best moment. I wasn’t especially proud, as the one in my family who has always been the rock in times of crisis, that I was sitting on the edge of my bed crying, and I couldn’t really even articulate why.
I’m scorned, adorned, and often forewarned / That the way I perform, is because I am a unicorn / A Black Man in a teacher’s uniform. Far from the norm. / A rarity in a sea of disparity, trying to seek clarity / But at times, my work is viewed as charity.