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Grading, Testing and Paperwork

In recent years, the CTU has won new contract language designed to combat unreasonable workload requirements. This language strengthens teachers’ hand when it comes to negotiating over grading, testing and paperwork requirements.

Grading Relief

Securing relief from overly burdensome and/or controversial grading requirements was a key bargaining objective for the current CTU-CPS contract.

Curbing Standardized Tests

CTU members in CPS district-run schools have the opportunity to recover instructional time by eliminating excessive tests at their school.

Limiting Paperwork

Article 44-21 of the CTU-CPS Contract can be used to mitigate paperwork burden. Learn this language and use these materials to assert your rights with administrators.

Find Your Union Representatives

Your union field representative and organizer have your back. Find out which staff members are assigned to your school.

Current Contract

Your contract is powerful… if you use it! Union staff will help you learn and back you up every step of the way.

The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve 2.0

This 2018 update to CTU’s 2012 report provides a counter-narrative to the corporate agenda on education and highlights the role of CTU’s campaigns, including for contracts, in fighting it.

Read the Report