Posts tagged "CTU"

Chicago Teachers Union report points finger for “failing schools” at CPS policy of disinvestment

Chicago Teachers Union report points finger for “failing schools” at CPS policy of disinvestment
Neighborhoods across the city are desperately fighting to keep their schools open, many of them by arguing that the 50-plus closures suggested by Chicago Public Schools officials will devastate their already ailing communities. A report from the Chicago Teachers Union released last month looks at the devastation that the neighborhood schools were facing in another... Read more »

Displacement, segregation, safety: Chicago schools still have a long way to go

Displacement, segregation, safety: Chicago schools still have a long way to go
The teachers strike gave people a glimpse of the realities that many low-income urban students face every day. Overcrowded classrooms, weeks without textbooks, and after-school hours marred by violence. While the teachers’ contract won gains for students in some of these areas – textbook distribution on the first day of class, 600 additional art teachers... Read more »

Chicago teacher strike: CPS files an injunction, slideshow on the rally

Chicago teacher strike: CPS files an injunction, slideshow on the rally
The Chicago teacher strike took a dramatic turn on Monday. Instead of going back to school as many had hoped, CPS filed an injunction against the strike. On Sunday, union leaders said they needed more time to review the contract proposal. This angered Mayor Rahm Emanuel who instructed city lawyers to ask a judge to... Read more »
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For some Chicago teachers, besides the strike they are also worried about the threat of school closure

For some Chicago teachers, besides the strike they are also worried about the threat of school closure
Samantha Miller is an English teacher at Farragut High School and she feels fortunate even to have a copy machine. “We’re lucky to have textbooks, lucky to have novels, lucky to have a book room,” Miller said from the picket lines. She’s among the 26,000 educators at Chicago’s public schools who are on strike. The... Read more »

Slideshow: Chicago teachers go on strike for first time in 25 years

Teachers pick up picketing signs and other materials from the Chicago Teachers Union strike headquarters on the morning of Sept.10, 2012. Talks broke down on the final day of negotiations between the CTU and the district, sparking the city's first teachers strike in 25 years. Photo by Jonathan Gibby.
It’s official: the Chicago Teachers Union is on strike. That was clear Monday morning when clusters of teachers, parents and students held signs while marching in front of schools. At some schools, they were chanting for what they called a fair contract. The cars that whizzed reflected the varying opinions Chicagoans have about the strike.... Read more »

Chicago teachers to go on strike after contract talks fail

Chicago teachers to go on strike after contract talks fail
Chicago’s public school teachers are going on strike. The teacher’s union announced late Sunday that contract talks with the district failed over issues such as job security and benefits. Meanwhile Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the remaining issues could be resolved without disrupting the school year. “This is not a strike that I wanted,” Emanuel told... Read more »
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Race, poverty and politics: Chicago Teachers Union issues strike date; racism at the Republic National Convention; Standard and Poor's downgrades Illinois

The Chicago Teachers Union issued a strike date late Thursday evening – the union will begin its strike on Sept. 10.  The announcement comes after a summer of brewing tensions between the CTU and Chicago Public School officials. CPS has prepared a $25 million fund to keep services open for students if teachers walk out.... Read more »