Tag: CTU

We Can Support Our Teachers and Still Call B.S. On This Chicago Strike

You know what? It’s a real shame that people can’t seem to separate politics from public service. Because if one more person comes on one of my social media pages trying to argue down my stance on this latest Chicago Teachers Union strike, I might be compelled to pop off. Here’s what’s going on.  The CTU is on strike over contractual demands…

Fighting for Justice Still Kills Black People; White Allies, Do Your Share

I woke up this morning to two stories dominating my news feed. First, the sudden death of the beloved Black congressman and justice fighter from Baltimore, Elijah Cummings. Second, enthusiastic support for the Chicago Teachers Union strike. I saw the face of their campaign, Stacy Davis Gates, fiercely handling the media and countering Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. To many of…

CPS Parents, If Teachers Strike, Here Are Resources for Your Plan B

Just like hundreds of thousands of other parents in Chicago, I’m on pins and needles waiting to see if city government and the Chicago Teachers Union can reach a deal. If not, we can expect a teachers strike on Thursday, with no clear idea how long their strike will last. Plus, SEIU Local 73, which represents 7,000 workers in CPS…

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…

Bandwagon Cub Fans… Can We Keep the Trend Going with Chicago Education?

I couldn’t tell you a single player’s name on the Cubs team if my life depended on it. Well, yesterday I learned about Dexter Fowler who’s making Black history by being the first African American Cub to lead-off in Game 1 of the World Series. Dope. But before that, no clue. To my defense I grew up on the Southside…

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