Mayor Lightfoot has record resources for schools and city, but continues to fall short in equitably investing in critical needs
The 443 educator layoffs in Chicago Public Schools underscore ongoing failure of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s handpicked Board of Education to provide every school community with adequate funding for basic needs.
We look forward to a collegial and collaborative relationship with Dr. Torres in enforcing our agreements with CPS, and returning safely to school buildings in the fall.
Unity and commitment to creating a truly sustainable community school district is what moves our struggle forward.
If CPS and the mayor want to continue increasing the number of students in school buildings, they must have a centralized plan to vaccinate students aged 16 and older, and help their family members secure access to vaccinations as well.