Mayor Lightfoot has record resources for schools and city, but continues to fall short in equitably investing in critical needs
The 443 educator layoffs in Chicago Public Schools underscore ongoing failure of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s handpicked Board of Education to provide every school community with adequate funding for basic needs.
Grievance process prevents principals from using vendor “certifications” to carve out positions and lay off veteran teachers.
In a moment when the world is declaring that Black Lives Matter, we should not be cutting Black educators. CICS CEO Elizabeth Shaw has said that we all have to be committed to challenging systemic racism. And yet she and her organization are defunding a school that serves primarily Black students.