This could be really good, folks, if you're interested in charters and unionization (two not necessarily contradictory ideas). The event next week is being put on by Catalyst, the Small Schools Workshop, and National-Louis. CTU's Marilyn S. is supposed to be there, along with Jo Anderson of IEA.
The Small Schools Workshop, National-Louis University & Catalyst Chicago present:
Unions Organizing Charter School Teachers
A conversation with charter school activist Steve Barr and union leaders Marilyn Stewart and Jo Anderson
TEACHERS UNIONS & CHARTER SCHOOLS:
NEW PROSPECTS, NEW CHALLENGES
union bosses start patrolling their hallways, thatll be the death
knell of charters, as it has been for public schools." --Charter school
advocate Clint Bolick
could have and probably should have organized the Green Dot
schools...They started with one charter school, now have 10, and in
short order theyll have 20 schools in Los Angeles, with all the teachers paying dues to a different union. And thats a problem.--UTLA President A.J. Duffy
Angeles Steve Barr founded the Green Dot Public Schools, which
currently operate 10 high-performing, unionized public charter high
schools. They are about to start a new high school in New York in
collaboration with the UFT and its president, Randi Weingarten.
Is Chicago next? How will local unions respond?
Small Schools Workshop's Michael Klonsky will moderate a panel
discussion with Green Dot CEO Steve Barr, CTU President Marilyn
Stewart, and IEA Executive Director Jo Anderson, exploring the role of
teacher unions in charter schools in Chicago and other Illinois
Wednesday, August 15th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Nationall-Louis University downtown campus, 122 S.
Michigan Avenue, 2nd floor Atrium
This event is free of charge and open to the public.
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