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#FactCheck: The truth behind Gery Chico’s ‘friendship’ with Chicago’s public school teachers

#FactCheck: The truth behind Gery Chico’s ‘friendship’ with Chicago’s public school teachers

Mayoral candidate Chico claimed to have a good working relationship with teachers when he was handpicked by Richard M. Daley to head the Board of Ed, but a closer look at his record shows destructive school policies and profits for his outside interests at the expense...

Commentary: I’m a proud member of the Chicago Teachers Union. Here’s why.

When I first started teaching in Chicago, I was skeptical about being a member of the Chicago Teachers Union. I was a hotshot rookie teacher who looked at the “step-and-lane” system of pay as archaic. When I saw then-Harlem Children’s Zone CEO Geoffrey Canada tell...