Acero Educators Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract, While Struggle With Other Operators Intensifies

CHICAGO–Fully 98% of educators at Acero ratified a new contract on June 8, ushering in a new era for the operator and its relationship with educators, their students and the educational community it serves. Also this week, 96% of educators at Chicago International Charter School (CICS) and 94% of educators at Christopher House voted to authorize a strike in the event that they can’t secure a fair agreement at the bargaining table. “This agreement stands as a model for what can be done when educators, school-related personnel, and management come together to do what is best for the students and families that they serve,” said CTU President Stacy Davis Gates.

Educators call for supportive, safe, sustainable charter schools in coordinated contract campaign with 13 charter operators

Acute shortages of supports for special education students, English language learners highlight chronic lack of resources while charters’ statewide lobby group advocates for right-wing candidates. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19: Rank-and-file CTU charter members to picket,...