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Legislative Update for Spring Session 2021

Legislative Update for Spring Session 2021

The Illinois General Assembly has started its spring legislative session, and CTU is there advocating for what our schools need. Our goal is to build on our recent victories and to pass legislation that makes concrete improvements in school governance and oversight and that allows us to be more effective in our work.

Tell the IL Senate to pass HB 2267 for an Elected Representative School Board in Chicago

Chicago is an outlier in Illinois as a major district whose school board is not directly elected by the people whose welfare it is meant to serve. HB 2267, which has passed the House and currently awaits recognition and vote in the Senate, would fix that situation and finally bring an important measure of democracy to Chicago Public Schools.

CTU responds to Gov. Pritzker’s budget address, need for additional revenue

CTU responds to Gov. Pritzker’s budget address, need for additional revenue

We look forward to working with Gov. Pritzker and the General Assembly to continue increasing funding to CPS and moving toward real stability and predictability for parents, students and school communities.

Thanks to Gov. Pritzker, legislators, labor and communities throughout Chicago, Illinois is in a better place

Thanks to Gov. Pritzker, legislators, labor and communities throughout Chicago, Illinois is in a better place

The conditions for improvement were laid here in Chicago by community groups and labor organizations who were clear that the wealthy should pay their fair share; that we must invest in child care and public schools; that we must reform our criminal justice system; and that we must center justice and equity in how Illinois moves forward.