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CTU, allies call for remote learning, education equity as new data raises alarm over safety of mayor’s hybrid plan

CTU, allies call for remote learning, education equity as new data raises alarm over safety of mayor’s hybrid plan

Black and Brown residents continue to bear burden of COVID-19 cases in Chicago, as cases inch up and new studies show young children can be significant sources of COVID-19 spread. 11:00 a.m. Car Caravan assembles: CTU HQ, 1901 W Carroll, Chicago 11:15 a.m.: Press...
CTU on CPS reopening framework: We should open with remote learning in the fall

CTU on CPS reopening framework: We should open with remote learning in the fall

Mayor’s ‘budget-neutral’ plan for desperately under-resourced school communities fails to provide adequate safety protections as deadly pandemic spreads. CHICAGO, July 17—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement today in response to...
Chicago needs police-free public schools and an elected, representative school board accountable to the people

Chicago needs police-free public schools and an elected, representative school board accountable to the people

Battle to win real equity and justice for students and Chicago neighborhoods is just beginning. CHICAGO, June 24—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement this afternoon in response to the vote by a majority of Mayor Lightfoot’s hand-picked board...

The mayor and CPS need to prioritize Black voices, separate fact from fiction

CHICAGO, June 22, 2020—The Chicago Teachers Union released the following statement today in response to Chicago Public Schools’ continued refusal to address concerns over policing in the city’s public schools: Young Black organizers throughout our city—and...
June 24 protest: CPS must invest in student needs, COVID-19 safety – not punitive policing in schools

June 24 protest: CPS must invest in student needs, COVID-19 safety – not punitive policing in schools

CPS’ distorted funding priorities sacrifice critical supports for students to instead bankroll harmful policing practices. Noon, Wednesday, July 24 Car Caravans/marches: Marchers assembling at Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Adams; car caravan assembling near Grace...