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CTU member-wide survey results on reopening of Chicago’s public schools

CTU member-wide survey results on reopening of Chicago’s public schools

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.

Chicago needs police-free public schools and an elected, representative school board accountable to the people

Chicago needs police-free public schools and an elected, representative school board accountable to the people

Battle to win real equity and justice for students and Chicago neighborhoods is just beginning. CHICAGO, June 24—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement this afternoon in response to the vote by a majority of Mayor Lightfoot’s hand-picked board...
Mayor is either misinformed or dishonest about ‘consulting’ Union on dangerous, irresponsible mandates

Mayor is either misinformed or dishonest about ‘consulting’ Union on dangerous, irresponsible mandates

CPS has tried to force school clerks back into buildings without guarantees of PPE or clean facilities, while mayor’s school bosses have imposed dangerous, irresponsible mandates on CTU rank-and-file. CHICAGO, May 8, 2020—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the...