Getting students, families vaccinated is key to a safe reopening in the fall.
Mayor Lightfoot’s CPS team needs to go beyond the bare minimum of engagement and provide additional safety through more school-based vaccinations and increased nurse, counselor, case manager and social worker staffing.
Educators, students and families want to feel confident about heading back to schools, so the sooner we have clear, actionable plans for increased staffing, vaccinations and safety measures, the better for all of us.
The social justice unionism that Karen instilled as president of the Chicago Teachers Union now serves as a nationwide model, and has not only restored our rights, but emboldened parents and communities to advocate for their children.
Union leaders and educators will meet at 4 p.m. today at City Hall to present budget concerns around school staffing, capital improvements and long-term district sustainability.
We have been clear about what our members, our students and their families need to return to school and, more broadly, to begin the long road to recover from the pandemic.
Apply by July 23, 2021. The Chicago Teachers Union is looking to fill an Organizer position. CTU Organizers play a key role in our fight to enforce our contract, strengthen and grow our union, and win good schools for all.