Tag: SB7

Chicago teacher strike opens dialog on the state of schools to other voices

Chicago teacher strike opens dialog on the state of schools to other voices
Chicago’s public school teachers are walking the picket lines for the second day in their labor dispute with the district. As the negotiations continue, many are hopeful the talks bring about a broader conversation on long-overdue changes for many students. The daily realities that low-income students face are bleak. Reports show that many of the... Read more »

Effects of SB7 collective bargaining provisions being felt in CTU vs. CPS negotiations

Effects of SB7 collective bargaining provisions being felt in CTU vs. CPS negotiations
When Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis announced Wednesday that the CTU was rejecting the arbitrator’s suggestions in the fact-finding report, she said it was because important grievances like class sizes and the longer school day were not even brought to the bargaining table. That’s because two education reform bills, one passed in 1995 and... Read more »