One member of a Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) delegation that visited socialist Venezuela in June “to learn from the Bolivarian Revolution” had no reaction to this week’s New York Times front page story of the government there resorting to torture and murder to quash opposition.
A recent pilgrimage to socialist Venezuela by a contingent of Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) extremists has some of the rank-and-file union members who stayed behind calling for the ouster of CTU President Jesse Sharkey, himself a card-carrying socialist.
On the heels of asking the state for a taxpayer-funded bailout, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is offering the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) a five-year contract and a 14-percent pay raise, according to a Wirepoints report.
Chicago Teachers Union's first contract proposal, delivered earlier this week to the city's mayor, asking—among other things—for a 5 percent pay raise, is "irresponsible," the president of an online news outlet said during a recent interview.
A provision in a tentative contract reached between the Acero charter school network and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) will prohibit the school from collecting and distributing information about the immigration status of students, teachers and families, and restricts access by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to schools except by court order, a CTU lawyer told the Associated Press. The contract, which ended a four-day strike, also includes raises for teachers and staff annually over the next four years and a shorter school year and school day.
Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) educators at charter schools have voted to authorize a strike as they negotiate a contract with Acero, the largest unionized network of charter schools in Chicago, according to In These Times.
The administration, not the kids, will be the big winner from a new $10 million pilot program aimed at Chicago’s most vulnerable public schools, according to Heather MacDonald, a Manhattan Institute scholar who has written extensively on the nation’s public schools.
Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis has called the tax credit scholarship program created by recent education funding reform a “voucher program,” a characterization that lacks nuance, according to the Better Government Association (BGA).
The Socialist credentials of Jesse Sharkey, the vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), are well-established. An article published last year on the World Socialist Web Site regarding teacher contracts referred to him as “a leading member of the International Socialist Organization (ISO).”
The Chicago Teachers Union and the gubernatorial candidates it controls are fighting a bipartisan school funding compromise that strives to do something good for all the state's schools, the Illinois Republican Party contended in a recent press release.