Tag: CPS strike

Ald. Brookins Against Teacher Strike

On October 11, Chicago public school teachers may go on strike for the second time in four years, not including an illegal one-day strike last Spring. Eighty-seven percent of union members voted to support the strike but the vote was criticized for intimidating teachers who might be opposed to the planned walkout. Pro-union politicians, including Alderman Howard Brookins and State Representative LaShawn Ford have publicly discouraged a strike because of…

Reason #1 on Why CPS Teachers Shouldn’t Go on Strike (5-part series)

The central question in this whole “teacher strike” fight is this: Do teachers in Chicago make enough money? In a word…yes. When it get’s down to it, teachers (especially teachers in Chicago Public Schools) are heroes.  At some level, there is no amount of money that we could EVER pay them that would be “enough” for the service that they…

Strike Will Hurt Our Kids

The teachers strike will seriously hurt our kids. My husband and I made the decision to send our son to Catholic school because we didn’t want anyone putting a price tag on his education. We didn’t want to wake up one day to an email stating that his school was closed and he won’t learn anything for the day.  If…

Something IS Working

There is a lot going wrong in Chicago right now.  Violence seems to be an unsolvable mystery.  We can’t quite get fair school funding from the state.  A teacher strike is looming and, let’s face it, the Bears look terrible.  But, there are glimmers of hope for those of us who still believe in Chicago and those of us who…

Chicago Parent Explains Why She Doesn’t Support a Potential Teacher Strike

There are strong threats of another teacher strike in Chicago. However, everyone isn’t on board. Chicago parent, Latasha Fields, doesn’t support another potential teacher strike. Instead, it justifies why Fields has chosen to homeschool her children in their Washington Heights home. Chicago Unheard recently had a chance to sit down with Fields and hear her thoughts: Do you agree? Sound…

Rahm Promises Schools Will Open on Time, Dismisses CPS Strike Talk

SOUTH SHORE — Insisting Chicago Public Schools “are going to open up on time,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel dismissed strike threats Monday and defended a $250 million property-tax increase as “what’s right” to fund education. Speaking in South Shore, where he touted the completion of a district-wide air-conditioning program this school year, Emanuel assured parents the fall term would start as scheduled…