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CPS needs checks and balances to protect students

CPS needs checks and balances to protect students

Blistering DOE report and oversight is no guarantee that lack of accountability will end. CHICAGO, September 12, 2019—CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates issued the following statement in response to the federal Department of Education’s report on CPS’...
Pres. Sharkey to CTU Members: Time for mayor to put promises into action in enforceable contract

Pres. Sharkey to CTU Members: Time for mayor to put promises into action in enforceable contract

Dear CTU Members: By now you may have heard—or even received an email from CPS—about Mayor Lightfoot’s promise to improve staffing in our public schools. Let’s be clear. Chicagoans voted for a candidate that said she would transform our public education...
Pres. Sharkey to CTU Members: Time for mayor to put promises into action in enforceable contract

CTU to mayor: Put promises into action in enforceable contract

We’ve been down this path of unfulfilled promises before with the previous mayor, who promised to expand early childhood education and improve special education—when today parents struggle even more to access these services for their children.

Adequate school staffing among key CTU contract demands

Adequate school staffing among key CTU contract demands

Union bargaining team is fighting for staffing commitments in critical areas that impact students’ readiness and ability to learn. CHICAGO, May 16, 2019—In 2012, Chicago Public Schools staffing of nurses, social workers, psychologists and counselors was...
‘They beat us down’

‘They beat us down’

The following is testimonial from CTU member Bessie Tsitsopoulos at a March 21 Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) open hearing for the public inquiry examining special education services and procedures in Chicago Public Schools. Good afternoon. My name is Bessie...