CTU's Quest Center conducts research on issues important to our members and to all public education advocates.
A Just Chicago: Fighting for the City Our Students Deserve
A Just Chicago: Fighting for the City Our Students Deserve details the intimate connection of health, housing, jobs, segregation and funding to education. This report describes city policies that negatively impact CPS students, their families, and communities.
Privatization: The Black & White of Education in Chicago's Public Schools - November, 2012
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) released on December 1, 2012, a report on the “underutilization crisis” in the Chicago Public Schools system, a crisis that has been manufactured largely to justify the replacement of neighborhood schools by privatized charters.
The Schools Chicago's Students Deserve
Sea of Red: CTU members reflect on how the social organizing model of unionism helped win the union’s 2012 contract campaign
In September of 2012 the Chicago Teachers Union carried out a successful seven-day strike against Chicago Public Schools. The CTU is the most notable actor in grassroots opposition to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to date.
Still Separate, Still Unequal
On the 59th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) released a report on the history of disruptive actions against communities of color by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), exemplified by school closings that intensify the harmful effects of segregated schools and neighborhoods.