Comprehensive demands call for paid time off for workers across state; free testing for students, families in need; meals for quarantined low-income students; better planning for deep cleanings at schools and public places; policies to tackle digital divide for students mandated to distance learning during school closures.
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.
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.
Last week, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed two CTU-sponsored bills into law that will help to alleviate substitute teacher shortages and improve the induction of new teachers into the profession.
Remember that people died for the right to vote. We need to exercise that right.