More Good News About Class-Size Relief

As of mid-May, the Joint Class Size Assessment Council has provided a total of 354 class-size positions. Of these, 210 are teacher positions, and the remaining 144 are teacher assistants. These are at more than 190 district schools throughout the city. We have also authorized overtime classes at the high-school level to help alleviate overcrowded classes, and some schools have received extended-day buckets providing additional paid preparation time before or after school for teachers with student overloads.

Class size relief comes to Lane Tech thanks to member organizing

Class size relief comes to Lane Tech thanks to member organizing

Lane Tech College Prep teachers just won a significant class size victory using the strengthened language in Article 28 of our Contract…a member-staff collaboration that is a perfect example of what an organizing model of unionism should be.

Our students deserve smaller classes – and CPS needs to put it in writing

Our students deserve smaller classes – and CPS needs to put it in writing

Almost 25% of elementary students are trapped in overcrowded classes, and 35% of high school students attend at least one overcrowded class. CHICAGO, October 9, 2019—No matter where you live in the City, Chicagoans agree: students deserve a high-quality, world-class...
Despite CPS spin, ‘offer’ falls far short for low-wage teaching assistants, classroom needs

Despite CPS spin, ‘offer’ falls far short for low-wage teaching assistants, classroom needs

With mayor now effectively bargaining in public, CTU proposes livestreaming negotiating sessions to give families, educators, public a seat at the table. CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2019—In a maneuver to publicly spin the mayor’s Friday ‘offer’ to CTU...
Class size relief comes to Lane Tech thanks to member organizing

Real teacher appreciation is a fair contract and manageable class sizes for Chicago’s schools

Chicago’s public school students need individual attention from their teachers, which is impossible with as many as 48 students in a kindergarten class. CHICAGO, May 8, 2019—Chicago Public Schools has the highest class sizes across grades 1-4 of any school district in...