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Mayor Lightfoot’s appointed Board of Ed rejects ending racist school policies

The mayor’s handpicked school board refuses to address or remedy persistent discriminatory policies that target Black and Brown schools and educators for layoffs, closures and termination. CHICAGO, April 8, 2021—A federal judge has set a date of June 8 for a...

After decades-long struggle, Pritzker signs bill restoring CTU bargaining rights

Repeal of despised 1995 Amendatory Act gutting bargaining rights for CPS unions at last eliminates restrictions on CTU’s ability to advocate for students and families. CHICAGO, April 2, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following...

NOW: Interviews, teach-out at Sandoval Elementary, as locked out teachers stand strong

No equity for Black and Brown students whose teachers have been locked out of remote teaching, as COVID surfaces in clusters at schools that include McClutchen, Hanson Park, Beard Specialty, serving pre-K and acute medical needs special education students. NOW:...