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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...

Mice, roach infestation and overall building neglect reaches critical point at Southwest Side elementary school

CHICAGO, April 27, 2018—Rodent infestation and general building neglect has reached a critical point at Morrill Math & Science Elementary School on the city’s Southwest Side, with teachers and school staff making a plea for assistance in what has become a daily...

Mayoral ally moves to privatize substitute teachers

CHICAGO, April 26, 2018: The Illinois Senate, under the leadership of Chicago mayoral ally John Cullerton, has fast-tracked a bill privatizing substitute teacher staffing, SB2838. An identical bill, HB4742, passed out of a House education committee on Wednesday. The...

Parents, teachers blast Emanuel on school cleanliness crisis

CHICAGO, April 13, 2018:  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel claims he’s addressing a crisis in school cleanliness. Teachers, parents and neighborhood residents say his ‘solutions’ fall far short of needs – and took their concerns public again Friday morning at Kenwood High...

State bill allowing CTU to bargain over filthy schools and overcrowded classes one step closer to passage

On Tuesday, a key legislative committee passed a bill that would once again give CTU members the right to bargain over non-salary conditions, from crowded classes to filthy schools. CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey joined public school allies to testify Tuesday in...

School cleanliness crisis underscores failure of mayor’s control over school policy

Chronic under-staffing, failure to provide accountability are hallmarks of mayor’s disastrous push to privatize school maintenance. CHICAGO, March 28, 2018—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement today in response to the latest revelations in...