First strike of a charter operator in U.S. history comes as management discloses it’s flush with cash on final day of bargaining—but refuses raise for paraprofessionals equal to cost of living increase.
The Chicago Board of Ed will vote on up to 3 new charters at its Dec. 5, 2018, monthly meeting. Email CPS leadership to say no to this destructive expansion of privately-run, publicly-funded charters.
CTU members at Acero charter schools have set a strike date of Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the battle to raise standards at Acero and across the charter industry, and undercut charter operators’ exploitation of public dollars for private gain.
Mayor’s ed team announces slight expansion in dual language programs, but past promises have fallen flat as mayor has allowed bilingual ed programs to flounder.
Mayor’s appointed top school execs and hand-picked board have engaged in chronic neglect of public schools’ facilities needs – particularly on South and West Sides.
ISBE is trying to rush through a rule change that would increase unfair testing burdens on schools and target high school students who exercise their right to opt out of state standardized tests.