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CTU blasts former CPS CEO for rejecting democracy, accountability for public schools

CTU blasts former CPS CEO for rejecting democracy, accountability for public schools

Chicagoans have demanded an elected representative school board as a progressive alternative to the insider deals, chronic neglect and racist, classist policies of Rahm, Duncan and Daley.  CHICAGO, March 1, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued...

Tuesday, Jan. 15: CTU to submit contract proposals built on demand to create schools Chicago students deserve

Press conference: 10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 15 Mayor’s office, 5th floor, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. As 33,000 LA educators strike for smaller classes, more staff, CTU calls on mayor to end separate and unequal treatment of South, West side public schools and end...

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 4 Teachers analysis of CPS class size

Parents 4 Teachers analysis of CPS class size 2017-2018 Parents 4 Teachers (P4T) analyzed class size data for the 2017 – 2018 school year. We compared the fall 2017 class sizes for each class in CPS to the guidelines in the CTU/CPS collective bargaining...

State education board backs up charges that Emanuel’s hand-picked school bosses shortchanged special education

Bombshell findings back up charges by teachers, parents, grassroots activists that mayor’s school execs wrongly denied services to schoolchildren, undermined parents and educators seeking help for students. CHICAGO, April 18, 2018: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...