Thanks to Lane Tech students Finley Williams and Toby Straus for submitting this guest editorial. The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times took a pass on publishing this piece—but we at the CTU think it’s too important not to be shared publicly. Finley, Toby, and fellow students volunteers across the city have organized to call on CPS to end its disastrous grading policy during the pandemic.
The decision to kick Aramark our of schools is a testament to our members’ advocacy and the work of our union. We are happy to finally see some light at the end of this filthy tunnel, but that’s where the celebration ends.
Please email your state representative and state senator and ask them to support the following legislative proposals for our students and their families.
As students shelter in place, CPS families need sex ed now more than ever. But the district’s program is lagging.
PSRPs are the bedrock of our school communities during normal times. But during the COVID-19 crisis, their dedication and support for our families is more important than ever.
Teachers are making the best of a bad situation, but a Google classroom is not a classroom.