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Mayor Lightfoot and CPS: No compliance, no plan and no shame

Mayor Lightfoot and CPS: No compliance, no plan and no shame

CPS and the mayor have provided no detailed plan on how they intend to resume in-person instruction for the second quarter. CPS also has refused to commit to bargaining with our union over its decision on when and how to resume in-person instruction.

New CTU campaign calls for investments in remote learning, building safety

New CTU campaign calls for investments in remote learning, building safety

As parents, students and educators await Chicago Public Schools’ plans for the second quarter of the school year, the Chicago Teachers Union today launched the first in a series of digital advertisements focusing on the needs of the city’s school communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CPS indifference to real equity undercuts student enrollment, presents challenges for November return

CPS indifference to real equity undercuts student enrollment, presents challenges for November return

Pre-K drop driven by a number of factors, including a confusing registration process, district refusal to collaborate with educators and parents and mayor’s failure to provide devices for Pre-K students. CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union Vice...
AFT president: We need Fair Tax, safe learning during COVID, new leadership in DC

AFT president: We need Fair Tax, safe learning during COVID, new leadership in DC

CTU support for Fair Tax part of broad effort to bring equitable funding, policies to public education sphere as pandemic rages locally—and Mayor’s hand-picked board of ed refuses to follow binding arbitration decision on remote working during COVID spike. 10:00...
To grow educators of color, CPS must eradicate the policies that threaten them

To grow educators of color, CPS must eradicate the policies that threaten them

Increasing diversity is just one step. CPS needs to care for, respect and nurture the Black and Brown teachers we already have. CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates issued the following statement today regarding Chicago Public...
Mayor’s plan to resume November in-school learning is dangerous

Mayor, CPS try to strongarm clerks into false choice between safety and livelihood

Lightfoot’s handpicked district leaders ignore arbitrator’s legally binding ruling and threaten jobs of workers who exercise right to work safely by working remotely. CHICAGO, Oct. 7, 2020—CPS has threatened to discipline workers who exercise their right...