The day after the strike vote authorization process began, today's news is about how it went and all the behind the scenes jockeying over the process. But what's really going on in most teachers' and administrators' and parents' minds is just making it through the week. Right?
As teachers cast votes, CPS wants access to ballots Catalyst: A spokeswoman for the labor board said both the Chicago Teachers Union and CPS had filed documents with the board in recent days, but she declined to make them available without a Freedom of Information Act request. Law firms for the parties involved did not respond to requests to release additional documents.
Chicago schools CEO says union asking for too much STLtoday: Seeking more pay and smaller class sizes, members of the Chicago Teachers Union began voting Wednesday on whether to authorize a strike in the event negotiations with the city's school district fall apart.
CTU President Karen Lewis unpacks the strike authorization vote WBEZ: The Chicago Teachers Union holds a strike authorization vote Wednesday. If 75 percent of members vote yes, the union could potentially move forward with an actual strike later this year.
Teacher on CPS : like a ‘marriage going through a rough patch’ Sun Times: Katrina Nichols just wants to teach. “I love the kids. I love opening their eyes to new ideas,” the veteran math teacher said. But on Wednesday, students in her class at Curie High School had questions about something other than algebra.
Chicago teachers begin strike authorization vote BusinessWeek: Seeking more pay and smaller class sizes, members of the Chicago Teachers Union began voting Wednesday on whether to authorize a strike in the event negotiations with the city's school district fall apart.
After Wisconsin's Recall, Rahm Emanuel's Labor Battle Daily Beast: Indeed, Emanuel was running a city council meeting Wednesday as members of the 25000-member Chicago teachers union began voting on whether to give their leaders the right to call a strike in coming months.
Entrepreneurs give tips to teens Sun Times: Two of the teenage finalists in a citywide entrepreneurial competition crafted a goat’s milk soap. Another pair dreamed up a tutoring app, and a high school senior pitched a custom skateboard business.
Newly Unionized Chicago Charter School Stays Open For Now Progress Illinois: CPS told Catalyst Chicago yesterday that they reserve the right to close YCCS schools that do not meet performance targets. With their school still open, YCLA teachers and the charter school union will move forward with their complaint filed with the ...
My First [And Only] Year of Teaching KatieO: Despite having been in classrooms overseas for many years and working with children with disabilities in a hospital setting for quite some time before entering my own classroom, I simply was not ready for what I encountered in my neighborhood Chicago Public Elementary School..