Some network chiefs are trying to saddle students and teachers with useless and unnecessary tests. But we know what our students need - and we're using powerful new language in our contract to reject these tests.
School social worker Bessie Tsitsopoulos writes that, if we're really serious about protecting our students from violence and sexual abuse, we've got to end educational 'hunger games' in Chicago's public schools.
CTU members, staff and allies show their support for teacher walkouts in Arizona and Colorado, as well as Kentucky, Oklahoma and West Virginia, as educators across the country take a stand for fair wages, school funding and the schools their students deserve.
Chicago Teachers Union affiliations include the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL), the Illinois State Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (ISFL-CIO), the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).