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Not Everyone’s Thrilled With Chicago Teachers Union Merger

Last week members of the Chicago Teachers Union approved constitutional changes that merged CTU with its charter school counterpart, the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (ChiACTS). The two organizations were already joined at the hip, so it will be difficult for outsiders to notice the difference. Show More Summary

Chicago Teachers' Union Normalizes Dehumanizing Charter Schools

Diane Ravitch: "...we recognize that many families have come to depend on charter schools and that many charter school teachers are dedicated professionals who serve their students well....We do not, therefore, call for the immediate...Show More Summary

CTU Jumps the Shark (Again)

Remember, these people (or folks) are not our friends : During the week of February 5, 2018 National Black Lives Matter at School Week will be observed in cities around the country. The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates voted unanimously to join National Black Lives Matter at School Week at its January 10, 2018 meeting. Show More Summary

What’s Going On at the Chicago Teachers Union?

The city of Chicago has 32 charter schools unionized by the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (ChiACTS). The local is affiliated with AFT, but ostensibly independent from the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). Recently the members of ChiACTS voted to merge with CTU. Show More Summary

Gubernatorial Hopefuls Agree On Min Wage Hike, Single Payer Healthcare & Free College At Forum

More than 1,500 pack the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters on Sunday for a gubernatorial forum featuring Democratic primary candidates who have lined up to challenge Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018. [ more › ]

Private school tax credit surprises, riles some in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic-leaning Illinois is the latest state to direct taxpayer money to private schools, a development that's caught some by surprise and brought condemnation from politically powerful teacher unions and Democrats looking to defeat the Republican governor in 2018. Gov. Show More Summary

Teachers Union Highlights Chicago's School Funding Woes In Neighborhood Tour

The union and others blame both Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the CPS's funding woes. [ more › ]

National Teachers Union Leader: We Won’t Work With Betsy Devos, “The Queen Of For-Profit Privatization”

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Chicago Tribune reports: The president of the country’s largest labor union, Lily Eskelsen García of the National Education Association, told delegates at her organization’s annual gathering that they would not work with the Trump...Show More Summary

AM News: Monday Morning #EdNews

Charter school union votes to join CTU; Chicago union to vote in fall via @Suntimes Jessica Tang quietly makes history with Boston Teachers Union election. New York poised to shorten grades 3-8 math andShow More Summary

AM News: Federal Voucher Programs, Chicago Union Merger, CT Teachers Protest

Ed. Dept. Has No Plans for a 'Federal Voucher Program.' Let's Break That Down.… In potential first, Chicago teachers union discussing merger with charter schools union via @Suntimes @bylaurenfitz...Show More Summary

Sorry, Charter Boosters: Record Numbers of Teachers at Chicago Charter Schools Are Organizing Unions

11 months agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

Unionized teachers can help keep charter administrations accountable to their workers—and to students. It’s a delicious irony for teachers unions that Rauner College Prep—a Chicago charter school named after Bruce Rauner, Illinois’ virulently anti-union governor—may soon have a union. Show More Summary

When You Come for Rasmea Odeh, You Come For All of Us

12 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

“In the US, we are living in a time that is worse than the few years after the September 11th attacks,” said Rasmea Odeh to nearly 1,000 people gathered at the Chicago Teachers Union Hall to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8. “Israeli and U.S. policies make it easy to target our people,” she continued, … Read more...

AM News: College Persistence Rates, Trump's Proposed $6B Cuts, & Snow Day Recovery

10 Boston teachersunion calls for protest as contract talks stall | Boston Herald 9 Feds: CPS consultant made millions through 'corrupt process from beginning to end' - Chicago Tribune 8 Feds: Solomon...Show More Summary

Chicago Teachers Are Trying to Organize the Biggest Charter School Union in the U.S.

Click here for reuse options! Workers announced the creation of the Union of Noble Educators on March 3. As Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calls for expanding charter schools and voucher programs in the name of “choice,” teachers at Chicago's largest charter school have declared their choice to form a union. Show More Summary

Chicago Teachers May Launch Nation’s Largest Charter School Union

AP Photo/M. Spencer Green A student at Noble Street College Prep, one of 17 schools operated by the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago.  T eachers at Chicago’s biggest and best-regarded charter school network have set out to...Show More Summary

Staff Of The City's Largest Charter School Network Are Organizing A Union

"I am extremely proud of their desire to strengthen their collective voice to advocate for the students they serve," Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said. [ more › ]

Here It Comes Again

It’s hopeless, I know. This morning we got the big news: “Educators within a Chicago charter school network have begun taking steps toward forming what would be the nation’s largest charter teachers union.” “…have begun…” “…taking steps…” “…toward…” “…what would be…” This is not to make light of the efforts of the teachers involved. If … Continue reading "Here It Comes Again"

AM News: LAUSD Race, Pearson Losses, DeVos Advisory Group

An inside, outside election season for L.A. teachers union… Unreported UTLA spending comes under review as official outside money in LAUSD board race tops $4M - LASR One Chicago high school,...Show More Summary

Teachers Union Calls For Immediate Resignation Of Chicago Public Schools CEO

"The efficiency measures proposed by Chicago Public Schools and imposed by the Chicago Board of Education have led to mass privatization, costly contracts, program cuts, mass layoffs, and an increased inefficiency of our public school services all while frivolously lining the pockets of wealthy investors." [ more › ]

The Presidential Election

by Fred KlonskyFred Klonsky is a former teacher and union president from Chicago. He is a current retiree, education activist, artist and blogger. Fred does my favorite political cartoons, with a focus on education, and drew the portrait featured here. Show More Summary

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