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10AM Wed. : Parents, alderman, CTU to demand immediate action from CPS board on critical school issues

Press conference: 10AM Wed., Feb. 27 CPS headquarters, 42 W. Madison St., Chicago Massive overcrowding and under-resourcing in neighborhood public schools to bring out parents and South Side alderman in push for equity for neglected public schools. CHICAGO—41 students...
Griffin’s support for Daley tells us all we need to know about Daley agenda

Griffin’s support for Daley tells us all we need to know about Daley agenda

Time to end corporate cronyism, giveaways to wealthy elites, institutional racism and lethal austerity of Daley, Emanuel and their rich business backers. CHICAGO—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in response to news that hedge fund...
NTA court ruling is a victory for every Black and Brown school threatened with closure

NTA court ruling is a victory for every Black and Brown school threatened with closure

CHICAGO, December 3, 2018—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in response to a judge’s injunction against CPS’ closure of National Teachers Academy—and CPS’ subsequent announcement that it would no...

Message to Members About Van Dyke Verdict

First, I want to express my appreciation to you all for working so hard every day in a local and national political and social climate that has been dynamic and at times explosive. This leadership has aimed to do our work as a teachers union at the same time that we...

At last, a measure of justice for Laquan

CHICAGO, October 5, 2018—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey released the following statement today in response to the verdict in the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke. “Laquan McDonald was our student. He could have been a senior in a Chicago public high...

March 14 student walk-outs against violence

Honoring our students’ voices and rights CPS students around the city held walk-outs and other actions at a number of schools on Wednesday to mark the one-month anniversary of the horrific mass shooting that took the lives of 17 high school students and teachers...