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CTU to strike charter operator CICS on Feb. 5 if no agreement reached

CTU to strike charter operator CICS on Feb. 5 if no agreement reached

+ Charter CEO earns nearly ten times what low-wage paraprofessionals earn, while CICS-controlled management operations cry poor as top bosses hoards tens of millions in public dollars for insider investments and management ‘fees’. See full livestream of...

CTU delivers contract proposals built on demand for schools Chicago students deserve

Mayor must reverse ‘separate and unequal’ school policies, end chronic neglect of South, West side public schools, and adequately staff school nurses, clinicians, ESL services, other vital education resources. Watch video of the livestreamed press conference. CHICAGO,...

Tuesday, Jan. 15: CTU to submit contract proposals built on demand to create schools Chicago students deserve

Press conference: 10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 15 Mayor’s office, 5th floor, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. As 33,000 LA educators strike for smaller classes, more staff, CTU calls on mayor to end separate and unequal treatment of South, West side public schools and end...

Latest mayoral appointment underscores why we need elected, representative school board

Public school educators, parents and school communities remain locked out of district governance and oversight. CHICAGO, Dec. 14, 2018—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey released the following statement after news broke that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had...

Mice, roach infestation and overall building neglect reaches critical point at Southwest Side elementary school

CHICAGO, April 27, 2018—Rodent infestation and general building neglect has reached a critical point at Morrill Math & Science Elementary School on the city’s Southwest Side, with teachers and school staff making a plea for assistance in what has become a daily...

Mayoral ally moves to privatize substitute teachers

CHICAGO, April 26, 2018: The Illinois Senate, under the leadership of Chicago mayoral ally John Cullerton, has fast-tracked a bill privatizing substitute teacher staffing, SB2838. An identical bill, HB4742, passed out of a House education committee on Wednesday. The...