Today's news is really just an extension of Friday's news -- that CTU is going to start a strike vote on Wednesday, how that's going to work, and whether they should or not. For what it's worth, I have nothing against CTU calling the vote (or CPS decrying it). I'm not sure what I'd do if I were a rank and file teacher, however, given the possibility that CTU could then call a strike even after winning concessions from CPS. Do I trust my delegate? And of course as a parent or observer, I'd just want the two sides to figure something out and get on with the business of making CPS better. Think differently? Let us know.
Brizard says teachers union should avoid strike vote ABC7Chicago.com: Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said the teachers union should not be focused on a strike vote because negotiations with the district remain in progress. Brizard spoke to a group of parents at a South Side ...
Strike authorization vote to start Wednesday Catalyst: Any final decision on a walkout would be made by the union’s House of Delegates. By law, though, that can’t happen until after an independent fact-finding panel has recommended a settlement and publicized its findings. The panel’s findings are due in mid-July.
Brizard: Strike authorization vote disrespects teachers WBEZ: None of the contract proposals put forward by CPS or the Chicago Teachers Union have been made public yet.CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said that’s why the union should wait to take a strike authorization vote."What are they voting on?" Brizard said.
Teachers Union to start strike-authorization voting Wednesday Sun Times: Chicago Teachers Union officials said Friday they will ask their members starting Wednesday to vote to authorize a strike, to “send a signal” about how unhappy they are with the terms of a proposed five-year contract.
Chicago Public Schools reaches deal with Service Employees International Sun Times: The proposed three-year contract with the SEIU includes a “reasonable wage increase” and an assurance that no more union jobs would be outsourced, said SEIU Local 73 Vice President Taalib-Din Ziyad about Sunday’s announcement.
Anti-prostitution effort targets high school boys Chicago Tribune: Probst, an actor who conducted some of the study interviews, has presented "Empowering Men to End Sexual Exploitation" to 1155 students at 13 Chicago Public Schools and charter schools since 2010.
Quinn in Push for Pensions Bond Buyer: Currently, only Chicago Public Schools is responsible for the public share of teacher payments. The cost shift to schools ran afoul of Republicans and Quinn reversed course on Wednesday and asked Madigan to drop the provision.
Jabari Parker tells students to focus on education Tribune: A 17-year-old Mormon was an unlikely selection as a guest speaker for a Catholic school's eighth-grade commencement ceremony, but students and parents at St. Sabina Academy in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood said the choice was a slam dunk.
Wanted: Non-Traditional Students for AP Classes ChicagoNow: To our district's credit, Chicago Public Schools continues working to increase minority enrollment and teachers' preparation for these classes. Having qualified teachers for these non-traditional students is a whole other challenge that needs serious