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CTU stands with CSO strikers as Mabie and fellow board members wage war on pensions for musicians and teachers

CTU stands with CSO strikers as Mabie and fellow board members wage war on pensions for musicians and teachers

Wealthy CSO board treasurer James Mabie co-founded ChiArts high school—and both outfits refuse to fund workers’ pensions. CHICAGO—Finance executives have salivated for decades at the prospect of getting their hands on workers’ retirement nest eggs and the...
Chico and Vallas and their corporate mayoral candidate

Chico and Vallas and their corporate mayoral candidate

Lightfoot’s willingness to embrace worst predators in public school space underscores her unfitness for office.   CHICAGO, March 14, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in wake of the announcement that public...
7AM, Tues.: Teachers to oppose CPS test that undercuts newly arrived immigrant children

7AM, Tues.: Teachers to oppose CPS test that undercuts newly arrived immigrant children

Forcing non-English-speaking students to take high-stakes test robs children of valuable learning time and undercuts students’ education, charge teachers, who urge CPS to support parents who want to opt out their children. CHICAGO—A third of Chicago’s public school...