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CTU blasts former CPS CEO for rejecting democracy, accountability for public schools

CTU blasts former CPS CEO for rejecting democracy, accountability for public schools

Chicagoans have demanded an elected representative school board as a progressive alternative to the insider deals, chronic neglect and racist, classist policies of Rahm, Duncan and Daley.  CHICAGO, March 1, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued...
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...

Mayor’s move to close Black schools is assault on democracy

Proxies for mayor add insult to injury by voting to close Black schools on last day of Black History Month, in another round of attacks on educational rights. CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2018—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement today in response to the...