Posts tagged "CTU"

Dear Mayor Emanuel: What are you doing to our schools?

Mayor Emanuel, You sold people on a campaign promise to fix the school system in Chicago and give their children a better education. You have done nothing but make it worse. Your heart seems to be in the right place, but your methods are all wrong, Mr. Mayor! You made some very nasty remarks about... Read more »

Chicago Parents: Cast Your Vote For or Against The Teacher's Strike

Parents of CPS students need to be heard and acknowledged. Our children and our families are being greatly affected by the Chicago Teacher’s Strike! I support the great teachers of Chicago, but I do not support this strike. Every time I see a sign with a scathing message for Mayor Emanuel, I am more convinced... Read more »

Are Parents (Partially) Responsible For The Chicago Teacher's Strike?

Are parents (partially) responsible for the Chicago Teacher’s strike? My answer to that is yes but only some parents are responsible. One of the major sticking points in the recent Chicago Teacher’s strike is the new evaluation system. The new system will use a student’s test scores as part of the teacher’s evaluation. The teachers... Read more »
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CPS New Evaluation System = CTU Buyer's Remorse?

When students achieve high test scores on standardized tests, the teachers get all the praise. However, when the students don’t do well on the standardized tests, they take no responsibility and the teachers start making excuses. I am a fair person so I will admit that some of the excuses are valid. Some of the... Read more »

Chicago Teacher's Strike? Whose Side Are You On?

We are days away from a potential strike by the Chicago Teacher’s Union. There is enough blame to go around that could probably circle the earth. The teachers, the teachers union, CPS administration and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are all responsible for the potential strike. Everyone and I mean everyone has behaved badly. They all may... Read more »

CPS Teachers Want A 29% Pay Increase! What the?

As the parent of two Chicago Public School students, I don’t want the teachers to go on strike. I would like for both sides to negotiate the new teacher’s contract in a reasonable manner. Both sides need to understand that they work for children. With that being said, how in the hell can the teacher’s... Read more »
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