Network PPC meetings an important contract enforcement tool

As part of our 2019 contract, we established a right to meet with five delegates and their network chiefs to address any issues stemming from network mandates, including but not limited to excessive paperwork, inane walkthroughs, MTSS data entry, etc. Learn how these meetings can help enforce our contract in your school.

Early Childhood “Rigor Walks”: Members push back and win concessions

In mid-October, we received an updated PreK Rigor Walk Taxonomy from the Office of Early Childhood that addressed objections to expectations like posted objectives and learning targets.

A world in crisis: teaching about Ukraine

A world in crisis: teaching about Ukraine

Jackson Potter recently asked students in his Global Politics classes to respond to a new Freedom House study that found just one in five people now live in countries designated as “free.” The context of the students’ responses were firmly embedded in their concerns around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which is unfolding before their eyes on television and social media.

California dreaming

California dreaming

CPS has refused to bargain with the CTU over remote learning or return to in-person school, but educators in Los Angeles have been properly engaged by their school management. Maybe it’s because Los Angeles has an elected school board. Or, maybe, officials there realize you cannot run a school system without the workers.