Tag: CTU

The Buzz: Charter Teachers Vote to Authorize Strikes; New Leadership at Ogden-Jenner

It’s been a big week for school news in Chicago, starting with new state report cards and new Chicago Public Schools ratings–that don’t match. A data breach that compromised 80,000 people’s personal information. But we’ll focus on two late-breaking stories: the strike authorization vote being held today by teachers at four schools within Chicago International Charter Schools, Chicago’s largest charter…

Mo’ Money…No Progress

No one wanted another strike–but many people wondered how and were doubtful that the district could meet the CTU’s financial demands.  So when Rahm, Forrest, and Co. were able to make it happen at the eleventh hour, many parents, community members, and even some students were able to breathe a sigh of relief.   But how long will it be before…

Not “everybody” happy with new teachers’ deal

I didn’t see any reporters hanging around my child’s school in Englewood (or another community) Tuesday morning. If they had been there, they may have discovered something that I know first-hand. Contrary to what a North Side parent wrote in a Sun-Times story Tuesday, not “everybody” is happy with the deal that the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Board of Education…

Reason #4 on Why CPS Teachers Shouldn’t Go on Strike: Everybody Else in Town is Already Paying More for Schools

“Stubborn”.  That’s what my mom calls it. My cousin says it’s “petty”. “Unreasonable”, if you ask my education policy friends. But no matter how many ways I hear it; I can’t get beyond the fact that after every other stakeholder in funding and support of Chicago Public Schools has carried a share of the burden, the Chicago Teachers Union still…

Reason #2 on Why CPS Teachers Shouldn’t Go on Strike: It’s ALL About Money! (5-part Series)

Regardless of what you might hear in the news, understand this one thing: If the Chicago Teachers Union goes on strike, it will be about money…period. Now, if you have been listening to the TV news or consuming a ton of social media, you might think that the pending strike is a referendum on all things Chicago Public Schools.  You…