Caught between the gross ineptitude of Donald Trump’s U.S. Department of Education, and the uncertainty from Chicago Public Schools, more than 85 percent of CTU member respondents feel they should not or might not go back to work in the fall without a detailed plan and resources that will help guarantee the safe re-opening of our schools.
19,000 evictions are filed in Chicago per year, and an estimated 25%of those are “no-cause evictions.” This means that the renters in these situations did not do anything wrong like fail to pay the rent or breach their lease to wind up in eviction court.
Update from CTU leadership on contract enforcement, and the conditions we’re fighting for in district and charter schools in order to safely return to classrooms.
Laurentio Howard, whose daughter was beaten, tased and dragged down the stairs by Chicago police working in Marshall High School, wrote this letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, CPS CEO Janice Jackson and Chicago Board of Ed President Miguel del Valle calling for police-free schools.
We remain committed to working with the mayor and her appointed Board of Education collaboratively, and we’ll continue to bargain with management to ensure that its promises become real in our schools and in our communities.