Tag: Chicago Teachers Strike

Ode to the Big Bargaining team

Ode to the Big Bargaining team
To the pushers of equity 40 plus of you who have sacrificed time with your loved ones time for yourselves for sleep Since last winter you’ve been trying to negotiate You watch politicians make up lies Lies about you Say you are undemocratic Say you are moving slow You sit there Knowing first hand that... Read more »

Chicago Educators Will Strike for Our Students, Because it’s Always Been Personal

Chicago Educators Will Strike for Our Students, Because it’s Always Been Personal
For 13 years I’ve been teaching in Chicago. 13 years of budget cuts, no librarians, part time nurses, not enough counselors. 13 years of of promises from Mayors and CEOs to improve our schools. Yet, educators always do more with less. That is why the city continues to take. It knows that because teachers love... Read more »

A Bad Law Must Be Broken- Why The Possible Chicago Teachers Strike Is Over So Much More Than Pay and Benefits

My classroom is decorated with historical figures who inspire me. Every person on my wall worked to do what’s right, because they envisioned what a better future should be like for all people. These individuals cared so deeply about their country that they put themselves on the line to advocate for others even if what... Read more »
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