CPS needs to start addressing climate change and environmental racism immediately. While CPS must create a long-term plan to incorporate our vision for transformative green schools, CPS must not delay in taking steps necessary to secure funds and make critical green upgrades.
7A Mon., 12/19: Lightfoot ignores dangerous lead issues at South Side school while she drags on replacing lead water lines
While Mayor Lightfoot continues to drag on replacing dangerous lead water pipes for hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans, educators at a South Side school that serves a large number of special education students are scrambling to force Lightfoot’s CPS team to address serious lead paint risks in their school facility.
Southeast Side teachers, students join the fight against General Iron
This Resolution for a CTU Green Schools Campaign was passed by the CTU House of Delegates at its December 9, 2020 meeting.
The appalling filth and environmental hazards in our schools are driven by decades of neglect, particularly in schools that serve Black and Brown children. But Chicago’s working class communities of color have been dogged by generations of environmental racism, as well.