Tag: Chicago Teachers Union

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Reopen Schools and Free the Hostages, Our Children

So, the Chicago Teachers Union has decided to defy City Hall. Members are bucking the Chicago Public Schools’ plan to gradually open schools for PreK-8 students and provide parents the choice of their children returning to school or continuing to learn remotely. CTU continues its sad conduct, allowing children and working families to bear the brunt of the pandemic for…

I’m a Chicago Teacher and I Want You to Challenge Me, Not Honk for Me

I am a teacher.  I care about my students and work really hard.  I have spent my entire 14-year career working in urban schools, and wouldn’t change it for anything.  Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, allow me to share some of my unpopular opinions. Here’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, in light of…

When It Comes to the Chicago Strike, Here’s Why I’m Sticking with the Union

As the Chicago Teachers Union strike moves through Day 8, district and union leadership are haggling over the dollars needed to reach an agreement. This won’t be easy and it may take a while. Some parents are getting frustrated. While I get that this is hard and puts undue burdens on students, I’m not one of the frustrated parents. Personally…

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