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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...
Father of student who cops attacked in school to join marchers demanding end to CPS/CPD contract

Father of student who cops attacked in school to join marchers demanding end to CPS/CPD contract

Laurentio Howard, whose 16-year-old daughter was assaulted and tased by cops in her high school, supports call for CPS to invest in student needs, COVID-19 safety – not cops in schools. Noon, TODAY, June 24 Car Caravans/marches: Marchers assembling at Federal...
The mayor must fund social workers, counselors and restorative justice, not police in our schools

The mayor must fund social workers, counselors and restorative justice, not police in our schools

The Chicago Teachers Union stands in solidarity with student protesters challenging Chicago Public Schools’ use of public funds to militarize their schools. CHICAGO, June 4, 2020—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in support of...
Mayor is either misinformed or dishonest about ‘consulting’ Union on dangerous, irresponsible mandates

Mayor is either misinformed or dishonest about ‘consulting’ Union on dangerous, irresponsible mandates

CPS has tried to force school clerks back into buildings without guarantees of PPE or clean facilities, while mayor’s school bosses have imposed dangerous, irresponsible mandates on CTU rank-and-file. CHICAGO, May 8, 2020—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the...