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CPS is failing to protect our students

CPS is failing to protect our students

Mayor’s school bosses have refused to take up CTU appeal to work with administration to ensure students are protected from sexual violence, as hundreds of complaints pour into new administrative office. CHICAGO, November 28, 2018—Chicago Teachers Union President...

Message to Members About Van Dyke Verdict

First, I want to express my appreciation to you all for working so hard every day in a local and national political and social climate that has been dynamic and at times explosive. This leadership has aimed to do our work as a teachers union at the same time that we...

At last, a measure of justice for Laquan

CHICAGO, October 5, 2018—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey released the following statement today in response to the verdict in the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke. “Laquan McDonald was our student. He could have been a senior in a Chicago public high...

Mice, roach infestation and overall building neglect reaches critical point at Southwest Side elementary school

CHICAGO, April 27, 2018—Rodent infestation and general building neglect has reached a critical point at Morrill Math & Science Elementary School on the city’s Southwest Side, with teachers and school staff making a plea for assistance in what has become a daily...

State education board backs up charges that Emanuel’s hand-picked school bosses shortchanged special education

Bombshell findings back up charges by teachers, parents, grassroots activists that mayor’s school execs wrongly denied services to schoolchildren, undermined parents and educators seeking help for students. CHICAGO, April 18, 2018: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...

Parents, teachers blast Emanuel on school cleanliness crisis

CHICAGO, April 13, 2018:  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel claims he’s addressing a crisis in school cleanliness. Teachers, parents and neighborhood residents say his ‘solutions’ fall far short of needs – and took their concerns public again Friday morning at Kenwood High...

State bill allowing CTU to bargain over filthy schools and overcrowded classes one step closer to passage

On Tuesday, a key legislative committee passed a bill that would once again give CTU members the right to bargain over non-salary conditions, from crowded classes to filthy schools. CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey joined public school allies to testify Tuesday in...