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CTU blasts former CPS CEO for rejecting democracy, accountability for public schools

CTU blasts former CPS CEO for rejecting democracy, accountability for public schools

Chicagoans have demanded an elected representative school board as a progressive alternative to the insider deals, chronic neglect and racist, classist policies of Rahm, Duncan and Daley.  CHICAGO, March 1, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued...

10AM Wed. : Parents, alderman, CTU to demand immediate action from CPS board on critical school issues

Press conference: 10AM Wed., Feb. 27 CPS headquarters, 42 W. Madison St., Chicago Massive overcrowding and under-resourcing in neighborhood public schools to bring out parents and South Side alderman in push for equity for neglected public schools. CHICAGO—41 students...

End-of-year dates/assessment voting

End-of-year dates revised At the April 25th Chicago Board of Education meeting, the following schedule was adopted to make up for the snow day this winter: Tuesday, June 19th becomes the final student attendance day. Wednesday, June 20th becomes the teacher-directed...

Mayor’s move to close Black schools is assault on democracy

Proxies for mayor add insult to injury by voting to close Black schools on last day of Black History Month, in another round of attacks on educational rights. CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2018—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement today in response to the...

Saturday, 11am: CTU will march to Saturday labor rally – and make a few stops on the way

CHICAGO—With the Supreme Court poised to hear arguments in the Janus case, union workers from across the state are rallying for labor rights this Saturday. The CTU is joining that mobilization with a drum-line – and making a few stops on the way. The CTU kicks off our...

CTU, allies will march to Saturday labor rally – and make a few stops on the way

Rally, march to workers’ rights mobilization: 11 AM, Saturday, February 24 Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn, Chicago Feeder march to noon state-wide labor rights rally at Daley Plaza via Citadel, JPMorgan Chase, CPS Board of Education. Student drum-line will lead...